Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa: Research and Policy Challenges

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John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little
Intermediate Technology Publications, 2006 - 288 pages
An in-depth, evidence-based investigation of livestock marketing in Eastern Africa which approaches the issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including anthropology, economics, geography, and rangeland ecology. Editors John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little present current findings on how livestock markets in this area operate, describe policy options that help markets function more effectively, and identify topics meriting further research. The issues are examined at a variety of levels (household, market, national, and international), and many of the authors place emphasis on cross-border trade: an area not currently well understood but of substantial economic importance. The book is written in a clear, straightforward style and, though the authors come from a variety of fields, jargon and discipline-specific terms are kept to a minimum.

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Householdlevel livestock marketing behaviour
1 Site descriptions
6 Births and purchases in TLUs across species by quarter

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About the author (2006)

Since 2002 John McPeak has been an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA. He was a researcher for the Pastoral Risk Management project of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program in Kenya. Peter Little is a professor and chair of the department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, USA. His research over the past 23 years falls into agrarian (pastoral) production systems, marketing, and social organization in East Africa; environmental degradation and political ecology; and the social effects on rural communities of economic restructuring, globalization, and development.

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