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Prosopis in East Africa

East African countries are the most volunerable countries in Africa for the problems related to the Prosopis Juliflora. The level and intensity of the species' expansion and its ecological impacts are different among the East African countries. This part of the website provides with the resources including research papers, policy briefs, project documents, news wires, etc contributed by various writers. This section researchers, journalists and young students who are keen to understand and analyse the dynamism of the Prosopis Juliflora in the East African countries which is already affecting millions.


Exploring Prosopis Management & Policy Options in the Greater Horn of Africa: Proceedings of a Regional Conference, February 2015

Regional Conference on Managing Prosopis Juliflora for better (agro-)pastoral Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa

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The Ecological and Socio­economic Role of Prosopis juliflora in Eritrea: An Analytical Assessmentwithin the Context of Rural Development in the Horn of Africa



Controlling the spread of Prosopis in Ethiopia by its utilisation

Prosopis Juliflora in Afar, Ethiopia (video) 

Prosopis: Minimising harm and maximising benefits 
              Author: Teshale Nega, Programme Coordinator Pastoralist Welfare Organisation; 
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Some biological characteristics that foster the invasion ofProsopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. at Middle Awash Rift Valley Area, north-eastern Ethiopia [Purchase is required]

The Impacts of Prosopis Juliflora on Biodiversity in the Desert and Semi-desert Ecosystems, Northern Ethiopia


'Cooking with prosopis flour' 

Evaluation of Prosopis juliflora properties as an alternative to wood shortage in Kenya

Impact of Prosopis juliflora on Kenya's semi-arid and arid ecosystems and local livelihoods [purchase required] 

Invasion of prosopis juliflora and local livelihoods Case study from the Lake Baringo area of Kenya

Status and impact of Prosopisspecies in Kenya

Use of Dry Land Tree Species (Prosopis juliflora) Seed Pods as Supplement Feed for Goats in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya


Training Manual on Improved Animal Feeding and Fodder Conservation Practises from Prosopis Juliflura in Sudan


Is prosopis a curse or a blessing? – An ecological-economic analysis of an invasive alien tree species in Sudan

Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in Sudan: history, distribution and control

Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) in Sudan: history, distribution and control

 The use of alternative animal feeds to enhance food security and environmental protection in the Sudan (The case for Prosopis Juliflora)


Status of Invasive Alien Species in Uganda


This part of the website is supported by IFAD.