Endogenous versus globalized

An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor

This discussion paper by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson criticizes the dominant approach to livestock development, which focuses on cash and productivity, and focuses on the animals rather than on the people who keep them.

It offers an alternative, “endogenous” approach, basing development on livestock keeper’s own knowledge and resources, with appropriate inputs from outside.

The paper concludes that following in the tracks of Northern livestock development may be disastrous for developing countries that cannot absorb rural poor into the urban labour force.

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