Interventions for African pastoral development under adverse production trends
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This paper analyses the selection of livestock interventions aimed at the transformation of indigenous pastoralism. It is well known that the first generation projects implemented by newly independent African governors in the 1960s usually failed because of severe implementation problems. Among these were the low degree of commercialism among producers, a high disease challenge, poor transport and communicators, absence of technical staff, and low prices. There was also uncertainty about land rights and the choice of institutional setting to promote livestock development.