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Policy Reports

The Looming Threat of Overgrazing: Effects and Recommendations

Susan Ilyin, Leland Fellow
Published 2011

Ethiopia, Africa

Livestock in Ethiopia has an important economic, functional, and cultural significance. However, overgrazing is a major contributor to soil degradation in Africa, with serious negative consequences for the long-term food security of the continent. This paper identifies the broad-reaching policy changes needed to address the enormous pressure on natural pasture and arable land and to improve livestock management practices in Ethiopia and throughout Africa.

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Publication tags: Policy Reports - Environment and Natural Resources

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Susan Ilyin

Leland Fellow