The dataset provides the distribution of pastoral, agro-pastoral and mixed farming systems in six countries of East Africa
(Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda).
The production systems are defined according to the ratio of livestock- to crop-derived income. If L is defined as the total
household income derived from livestock and C as the total household income derived from crops, then for pastoral production
systems: L/C > 4; for agro-pastoral systems: 1 < L/C < 4; and for mixed farming systems L/C < 1.
The map is based on datasets collected in the framework of livelihood analysis in the period 2000 and 2007. Input data were
available for Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and parts of Ethiopia and Sudan. Data on these countries and regions
provided the training data for the subsequent statistical analysis based on environmental and other geospatial predictors,
which resulted in a full regional map.
More detailed information on this datasets is available in “Geographic distribution and environmental characterization of
livestock production systems in Eastern Africa”, 2009. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 135, 98-110.