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Livestock farming has a long and rich cultural history for the people of West and Central Africa. However, due to pressures of increasing human population and decreasing availability of land, livestock farming is also undergoing a major transition, with sedentarisation of groups that have traditionally practiced transhumance and increased livestock management by groups that have traditionally cropped.

Despite the market potential of animal products, many such farmers remain unable to produce enough food each year to feed their families over a full twelve-month cycle. CORAF’s work over the years has consisted of providing education and training for livestock owners to characterizing, valorizing and conserving livestock.

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