Horn of Africa: Regional pastoral livestock trade and trends in the Horn of Africa

Convener: Jason Mosley

Speaker: Hussain Abdullahi Mahmoud (Technical University of Mombasa)

The pastoral livestock trade in the Horn of Africa is highly dynamic. Animals are traded and moved within countries, across national borders and beyond the region for export – principally to the Middle East. The livestock trade is fluid, with changes in the direction of market flows. It is subject to movement or export bans, a shifting policy environment, and risks associated with droughts, diseases and conflicts. I aim to highlight most recent activities in the region’s pastoral livestock sector pertaining to livestock exports, particularly focusing on Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland. While livestock export activities in Ethiopia and Somaliland receive national attention, these initiatives are being nurtured at the newly-created county administrative levels in Kenya’s northern pastoral areas where they are perceived as pathways for demarginalization.


*n.b. earlier starting time


No prior registration is required to attend the seminar, but masters and doctoral students are encouraged to sign up to the online list of graduates working on the Horn of Africa: http://goo.gl/qtv30E


If you would like to present your own research at a future seminar, please write to the convener:

Jason Mosley (jason.mosley@africa.ox.ac.uk)


The series is supported by the African Studies Centre, the British Institute in Eastern Africa and the Journal of Eastern African Studies.