Capacity building helps pastoral women transform impoverished communities in Ethiopia.

@article{Coppock2011CapacityBH,
  title={Capacity building helps pastoral women transform impoverished communities in Ethiopia.},
  author={David Layne Coppock and Solomon Desta and Seyoum Tezera and Getachew Gebru},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334 6061},
  pages={1394-8}
}
Poverty, drought, and hunger devastate people on Africa's rangelands. We used an action-oriented approach from 2000 to 2004 to build capacity among thousands of pastoralists to diversify livelihoods, improve living standards, and enhance livestock marketing. The process included collective action, microfinance, and participatory education. Poor women previously burdened by domestic chores became leaders and rapidly changed their communities. Drought occurred from 2005 to 2008. We assessed… CONTINUE READING
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