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Policies, Interventions and Institutional Change in Pastoral Resource Management in Borana, Southern Ethiopia

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  • Abdul B. Kamara
  • Brent Swallow
  • Michael Kirk

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The Borana rangelands of Southern Ethiopia are characterised by extensive livestock production under a communal land-use system that has evolved in response to variable rainfall and uncertain production conditions. However, the last two decades have witnessed an increasing privatisation of rangelands for crop production and private grazing. The results of a quantitative assessment are used to develop a framework for assessing the drivers of change and their long-term implications. It is concluded that certain national policies have resulted in conflicts of authority between traditional and formal systems, creating an avenue for spontaneous enclosures, associated conflicts and decreasing human welfare. Copyright 2004 Overseas Development Institute.

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Article provided by Overseas Development Institute in its journal Development Policy Review.

Volume (Year): 22 (2004)
Issue (Month): (07)
Pages: 381-403

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Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:22:y:2004:i::p:381-403

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Cited by:
  1. Mwangi, Esther & Dohrn, Stephan, 2006. "Biting the bullet: how to secure access to drylands resources for multiple users," CAPRi working papers 47, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  2. Angassa, Ayana & Oba, Gufu, 2007. "Relating long-term rainfall variability to cattle population dynamics in communal rangelands and a government ranch in southern Ethiopia," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 94(3), pages 715-725, June.
  3. Fischer, Carolyn & Laxminarayan, Ramanan, 2010. "Managing partially protected resources under uncertainty," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 129-141, March.

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