Investment in pastoralists could help combat east Africa food crisis

Guardian: Governments need to build a coalition of support for pastoralists to tap their potential for economic development in east Africa, a top US official said on Thursday. Jeff Hill, director for policy at USAid, the US development arm, said underinvestment in pastoralist communities in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya have contributed to the extreme levels of food insecurity in the Horn's dry lands. "It is not drought, but vulnerability to drought that is eroding food security in these areas," Hill told......

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