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Livestock and livelihoods in Burkina Faso

Taking stock
  • On the hoof
  • Awaiting trade
  • Medicine men
  • High steaks
  • Spreading the word
  • Taking stock
  • New opportunities
  • Ripple effects

Taking stock

When sold, certified and ready for export, the cattle are loaded onto lorries by teams of young men. They take a set fee per load, which is banked and shared between them, so a new generation can begin their own livestock businesses.



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