This overview of yak husbandry on the Pamir plateaus and in the high mountain valleys of the Hindu Kush range sums up the data which the author has been gathering for almost two decades in Western High Asia, particularly in Hunza and Chitral in Pakistan, in the Tashqurghan county in Western China and in the Murghab district in Tajikistan.  The article provides figures on yak populations, their distribution and on grassland availability and discusses the organisation of labour, the markets and exchange networks structures and the state policies in the different countries under consideration.

François Ömer Akakça, Humboldt University, Berlin
CER: I-2.4-143