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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change to Colorado State University in 2010. The CSU Livestock Innovation Lab supports integrated research that helps small-scale livestock holders adapt to environmental and health impacts of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Innovation Lab Researcher Presents at International Conference

By Megan Dietz, Technical Writer

Climate-Induced Vulnerability and Pastoralist Livestock Marketing Chains in the Horn of Africa (CHAINS)

  • Peter Little presented research on pastoral markets in the horn of Africa
  • Presented as part of a panel on economic development in Africa
  • 15 new contacts made with researchers specializing in African studies and development
Dr. Peter Little presenting at the East African Scholars Conference in 2014. (Photo Credit: Nicole Gutierrez)

Dr. Peter Little presenting at the East African Scholars Conference in 2014. (Photo Credit: Nicole Gutierrez)

Exports of livestock and livestock products from the Horn of Africa are a critical part of the area’s economy. Exports exceed US $1billion and 90% or more of this commerce is derived from mobile pastoralism production systems. Yet, despite their market importance, little is understood about pastoral production within different market chains. Innovation Lab Researchers are working to fill this gap.  Continue reading

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