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Making markets work

How livestock markets can build the resilience of pastoralists against drought in Kenya

2019 Available in English

Traders at a livestock market in Marsabit, Kenya.

Traders at a livestock market in Marsabit, Kenya. Photo: Tanya Martineau/Food for the Hungry

Markets have the potential to build the resilience and livelihoods of pastoralist communities who are vulnerable to frequent droughts and climate change.

This research looks at why current market systems in Kenya aren't doing this, and makes recommendations for governments and development actors on what could make the difference.

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