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Table 3 Investments and policies required along the distance to the market continuum

From: Policies in support of pastoralism and biodiversity in the heterogeneous drylands of East Africa

Far from markets
Close to markets
Strengthen market chain connectivity
Collective marketing
Recognise opportunities for trans-boundary trade
Market information
Exploit the economy of scale in marketing
Address asset liquidity and relate to banking services
Invest in processing or transport of perishable products (especially milk)
  Diversification of production (both in pastoralism and into non- pastoral activities)
Private rather than collective market-enterprise
Legislation to promote competition (e.g. avoid cartels)