Community based Animal health and welfare: (8 pages)
Page 7: Livelihoods

Donkeys and the provision of livestock to returnees: lessons from Eritrea. 1997.

Catley A. and Blakeway S.

This paper outlines the provision of livestock to returnees as part of a large-scale, integrated resettlement project in Eritrea. Before procurement of livestock, returnees were interviewed in order to understand their preferences for different livestock types. Based on the results of the interviews, the number of donkeys provided by the project was increased by up to 7.3 times the number in the original project plan. Both female- and male-headed households opted to receive donkeys. The paper discusses the role of donkeys in ‘restocking’ projects and advocates participation of beneficiaries in the identification of appropriate livestock inputs.

Evaluation of Save the Children (UK) EU Agricultural Rehabilitation Programme North Wollo and Wag Hamra Zones, Ethiopia 1997

Catley A., Ayele M., Abraham M. and Molla. W.

This evaluation concluded that both animal health and restocking projects within the livestock sub-component made good progress despite delays in project implementation and other constraints. Important lessons were learnt by both SCF and the MoA regarding project design and implementation, and potential strategies for improved sustainability of project benefits. Although detailed evidence of project impact has yet to emerge, project achievements were considered to be appropriate considering the rehabilitation setting of the project, the pilot nature of the inputs and the overall aim of the ARP with respect to improved food security.

A restocking project with returnees in the Somali National State (Region 5), Ethiopia, 1996.

Catley A.

Horses, donkeys and mules - their contribution to people's livelihoods in Ethiopia, 2011

Admassu, B. and Shiferaw J.

Although it is widely recognised that donkeys, mules and horsesplay a crucial role in the livelihoods of people in Ethiopia, very limited quantitative information is available on the specificeconomic or social value of equine ownership. This study examined the contributions of donkeys, horses and mules to human livelihoods in three woredas in the Southern Nations and Nationalities People’s Region of Ethiopia. The analytical approachused for the study was the sustainable livelihoods framework,and the study aimed to assess the value and costs of equineownership by wealth group in the selected woredas.