This report is a short summary of a workshop in which community representatives (the customary leaders, village leaders and women leaders) and other stakeholders (NCAA, PC and Ereto) met to review phase 1 of Ereto and identify the main lessons emanating from implementation of the project. A summary of the main lessons identified for poverty reduction were:
:: Pastoralists have effective poverty reduction mechanisms
:: Working with customary institutions to reduce poverty works
:: Restocking provides for long term and practical poverty reduction
:: Restocking women makes dramatic changes in customary ownership of cattle
:: Restocking as a project intervention should go hand in hand with support to provision of veterinary services and strategic water development to ensure water and pasture availability.