Afar Pastoralist Development Association (ADPA)

Community cooperatives

Pastoralist Household Economic Development

1.   APDA’s economic development policy

APDA as a community – based organization is therefore driven by community need. Since APDA’s aim is to empower the pastoralist community to development through their own means, then APDA is driven to see the absolute need and in fact urgency of facilitating household economic development.


2.   The organization entry point into pastoralist household economic development

Having started as an organization basing its activities in the realm of social development, it was not until 2003 APDA realized that this left the vast chasm of almost no development in household economy thus disenabling any social development made. Therefore in 2003/ 04, APDA began to embrace the enormous challenge of faci

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