Restocking: A Critical Evaluation

By Claire Heffernan and Jonathan Rushton
ODI-Pastoral Development Network ; Livestock: Coping with Drought


  In recent years restocking programmes have been widely promoted by NGO’s and governments across Africa as a method of rehabilitating destitute pastoralists. Well planned restocking projects are advocated as environmentally, economically and culturally beneficial. The paper examines the evidence for the claims, along with the role of restocking in drought recovery.

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