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pastoralism and its challenges in East Africa

SDG 2 SDG 8 SDG 16

Pastoralism contributes to food security and nutrition in the dry zones of countries such as Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. It offers direct support to an estimated 20 million people, accounting for 90% of the meat produced in East Africa and 80% of the total milk produced in Ethiopia.As such, pastora lism represents important added value for the local and national economies.

despite the benefits of pastoralism they still face various challenges such as drought eg northern Kenya (turkana), land disputes between farmers and pastoralists eg morogoro in Tanzania, diseases and a lack of markets for livestock are still a barrier to stopping farmers from increasing their income and food security

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