Feed the Future
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Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) in Ethiopia: Mitigation co-benefits of livestock productivity

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December 8, 2016

PRIME aimed to promote the viability and resiliency of pastoralist communities by 1) improving the productivity and competitiveness of livestock; 2) enhancing the adaptive capacity of pastoralists to confront climate change; 3) strengthening alternative livelihoods to enable households to transition out of pastoralism; and 4) improving the nutritional status of targeted households through sustained and evidence-based interventions. 

To improve livestock productivity and competitiveness, PRIME focused on increasing the supply of inputs and services to pastoralists and enhancing market links among traders, processors, and exporters. PRIME also aimed to improve natural resource usage through water management and by mapping landscape-level rangeland resources, thereby empowering stakeholders to collectively design and engage in targeted natural resource enhancement initiatives and establish systems to effectively manage pasture areas and water points.