Livestock, livelihood and land management issues in the highlands of Ethiopia
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This paper assesses factors that influence livestock holding, livestock population mix and dynamics and how they relate to land use, management and land degradation. It discusses factors that influence different economic functions of livestock, especially income, saving and expenditure and the implications of the findings for livestock Development under different socio-ecological domains. The analysis is primarly based on extensive community and household surveys in the highlands (>1500 meters above sea level) of Amhara, Tigray and Oromiya regions during 1998-2001. The paper ends with comment from Ephraim Nkonya.