The Role of Nomadic Education in Achieving the First Millennium Development Goal in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • RA Oluwafemi


This paper reviewed the role of Nomadic Education in addressing issues of enlightenment, information management and adoption of improved production techniques towards the achievement of the aims of basic knowledge in livestock improvement and management practices the sub-Saharan Africa. It also examines the role of this innovation in promoting, achieving and sustaining the First Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) of halving hunger and poverty by 2015. To ensure the sustainability and maximum utilization of the abundant potentials of the livestock sub-sector for the purpose of attaining the MDG1 among others, policy makers in the region need to give due priority to this issue. The paper further reviews the current awareness about nomadic education policy and its implementation using Nigeria as case study. The failures and inconsistencies of policy and practice, and other obstacles were discussed. The need for more commitment through adequate funding, provision of infrastructures and publicity among others on the part of Government, and sincererity, accountability and prudent management of resources on the part of those who implement the program as well as other stakeholders are crucial areas identified by the as very important for the success of this program. The contribution of the successful implementation of nomadic education towards sustainable livestock development as well as economic development of sub-Saharan Africa are discussed. Finally, suggestions were made towards the successful implementation of nomadic education for the purpose of meeting MDG1 among others.

Keywords: Nomadic education, livestock, Millennium Development Goals, sub-Saharan Africa

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