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New research shows how agricultural investments in developing nations can be structured as alternatives to large-scale land acquisitions.
Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in agricultural investment. In many cases, this new momentum has translated into large-scale acquisitions of farmland in lower- and middle-income countries. Partly as a result of sustained media attention, these acquisitions have triggered lively if polarised debates about "land grabbing". Less attention has been paid, however, to alternative ways of structuring agricultural investments that do not involve large-scale land acquisitions.
Cet ouvrage se penche sur le rôle vital que joue l'élevage mobile dans la prospérité économique des zones arides africaines. En Afrique de l'Est et de l'Ouest, on estime que 50 millions d'éleveurs subviennent aux besoins de leur famille et de leur communauté et soutiennent une imposante filière de viande, de cuir
This book is about the critical role mobile
livestock keeping plays in the economic prosperity of Africa's drylands.
Across East and West Africa an estimated 50 million livestock producers
support their families, their communities, and a massive meat, skins and
hides industry based on animals that are fed solely on natural dryland
pastures. Where other land use systems are failing in the face of global
mobile livestock keeping, or pastoralism, is generating huge national and regional economic benefits.