"The objective of this study is to characterise and analyse the process of cross‐border livestock trade between Ethiopia and Kenya and the southeastern part of the Ethiopia Somalia borderlands. The study looks at the relationship between cross‐border livestock trade and food security in the area and examines the impact of domestic markets on cross‐border trade. The study is also meant to complement an ongoing cross‐border research in Kenya (the Kenya/Somalia borderlands) and a research to be carried out in the year 2000 along the Ethiopia/ Djibouti borders. This comparative research program, a joint collaborative effort between OSSREA and the BASIS‐CRSP, is the first of its kind to document the extent and nature of cross‐border trade in the Horn of Africa."