Endogenous livestock development: Strengthening local initiatives using resources sustainably

Endogenous livestock development means putting small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists at the centre of their own development. It means building on what they already do, and supporting their initiatives to improve their livelihoods, instead of imposing “solutions” from outside. This booklet outlines the endogenous livestock development approach and introduces the ELD Network.

  • Title: Endogenous livestock development: Strengthening local initiatives using resources sustainably
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2008
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    Endogenous versus globalized: An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor

    Critical analysis of the options for increasing livestock production would be successful and equitable, and examines the alternative approach, endogenous livestock development, building on local resources, including knowledge, institutions, fodder, and animal genetic resources.

  • Title: Endogenous versus globalized: An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2007
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