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Mind the Gap Commercialization, Livelihoods and Wealth Disparity in Pastoralist Areas of Ethiopia

  title={Mind the Gap Commercialization, Livelihoods and Wealth Disparity in Pastoralist Areas of Ethiopia},
  author={Yacob Aklilu and Andrew Catley}
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39 See Catley and Iyasu (2010) for more information on the renting of pack camels by Issa pastoralists in Shinile
  • 39 See Catley and Iyasu (2010) for more information on the renting of pack camels by Issa pastoralists in Shinile