"One of the major concerns of the world community today is the loss of large areas of tropical grasslands and forests. Although there are various causes of grassland degradation, an important cause seems to be an under-valuation of grasslands by markets and governments. This under-valuation could be because many products from these grass-lands (such as animal products) are consumed indirectly, or many of the products are traded in informal markets for which there is very little data.This study seeks to examine some of the causes of grassland degradation and to explore grassland valuation issues in the context of North-eastern Uganda (Karamoja)."