Categories: Land Use, Water Consumption

According to Farm Africa 1 pastoralism is a vital part of the African economy. Almost the 70% of Africa’s land is used to graze animals. Animals are generally a family’s most valuable asset, providing dairy products to sell, pulling power for farm ploughs and transport for the family. Many of the continent’s poorest farmers earn their livings by selling livestock and animal products. Serving the pastoralist societies, and broadly speaking, the livestock production requires same as crops, the assessment and monitoring of livestock areas in a timely and regular manner to support decision making, as well as for interventions planning aimed at enhancing the productive conditions of an underserved production sector.