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Informal crossborder livestock trade restrictions ineastern Africa: is there a case for free flows in ethiopia-kenyan borderlands?

Abstract: 
The case of informal cross border livestock trade in Ethiopia-Kenya border areas is examined with the intention to clear some doubts on conventional perceptions and broadly explore the implied effects of restrictive official interventions on the welfare of the peripheral population. The informal channel accounts for an estimated 71% of total value of live animal exports and 78% of consumer goods and productive inputs imported into the area. It is found that cross border livestock trade restrictions could lead to substantial drops in pastoral household welfare. In the case of Ethio-Kenyan borderlands, the informal traded livestock flows rather appear to be mutually beneficial, and should be guided by bilateral cross border co-operation of free flows.
Corporate Author: 
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
1993-3681
Primary Descriptors: 

Livestock 

Secondary Descriptor: 

Trade-Livestock-East Africa

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia-Borana
Cataloge Date: 
07/10/2017
Broad Subject heading: 
pastoralism
Call Number: 
330.5 ETH JOU 2017
Serial Key Title: 
Ethiopian Journal Of Economics
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
XXV
Year: 
April 2016
Publication date: 
2017-03-01 00:00:00
Number: 
1
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Semiannual