Mapping of livestock movement routes in Afambo and Teru districts of Afar National Regional State Ethiopia

  • Gebrie Tsegaye MershaEmail author
  • Yetnayet Fantaye Tadesse


The study aimed to produce a map for livestock movement routes in Teru and Afambo district in Afar region, Ethiopia. The specific objectives of the study were identifying the major reasons of livestock movement, investigating challenges faced during the movement and producing livestock movement route maps. The primary data were mainly collected through key informant interviews, focus group discussion and Global Positioning System instrument. Stratified and purposive sampling techniques were used to select the study area and key informants respectively. Narration and ArcGIS software were used to analyze the data. The result showed that finding grazing land, market center and salty water are the three main purposes of livestock movement. The pastoralists face several challenges during their movement that affect their livestock lives and themselves. In order to reduce the effect of these challenges infrastructures should be built on the main routes of the movement based on the produced maps.


Livestock Movement Teru Afambo 



The authors acknowledged Afar National Regional State Pastoral and Agricultural Development Bureau, Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Resilience Project office for its financial support and District project coordinators for their support during data collection.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gebrie Tsegaye Mersha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yetnayet Fantaye Tadesse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban Transport ManagementKotebe Metropolitan UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Department of Urban Land ManagementKotebe Metropolitan UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia

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