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Pastoralism and conflict

The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Impacts and actions for climate change in Uganda.
J. Magrath / Oxfam 2008
With a specific focus on Uganda, this report examines the impacts of climate changes on agriculture, pastoralism, health and water. The report aims to serve as a stimulus for change for people in developing countries like Uganda who a...
What is the future of pastoralism in Ethiopia?
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 2007
Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population, with over 60% of its land area is semi-arid lowland, dominated by the livestock economy. In December 2006, Ethiopians from the Federal and Regional governments and from traditi...
Drought response in Ethiopia: towards more timely, appropriate interventions
S. Pantuliano; M. Wekesa / Overseas Development Institute 2008
This study provides an overview of the timing, appropriateness and efficacy of interventions in response to the drought that affected the pastoral lowlands of Ethiopia in 2005/2006. It identifies mechanisms to initiate more timely and...
Which areas in Africa are most vulnerable to climate change?
P., K. Thornton; P., G. Jones; T. Owiyo / African Association of Agricultural Economists 2008
Climate change and increasing climate variability threaten the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Some of the worst effects on human health and agriculture will be in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in vulnerable ...
As temperatures rise, what does the future hold for animal husbandry in Africa?
S. Niggol Seo; R. Mendelsohn / African Association of Agricultural Economists 2008
This study investigates the effects of climate change on animal husbandry in Africa. Cross-sectional methods are used to estimate the sensitivity of African livestock to climate, based on surveys of almost 5000 livestock farmers acros...
Protecting pastoralists' livelihoods: lessons from Ngorongoro, Tanzania
N. Kipuri; C. Sørensen / International Institute for Environment and Development 2008
Recent years have seen pastoralist communities in Tanzania becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable, due to  livestock diseases, drought, fluctuating market prices and unfavourable policies. This paper discusses strategi...
Building climate adaptation into development policy in the Kenyan drylands
S. Eriksen; K. Ulsrud; J. Lind; B. Muok / African Centre for Technology Studies 2006
This policy brief focuses on the development implications of findings from a three year research project to understand how conflict affects different people’s ability to adapt to climate constraints. Fieldwork for the study was c...
Providing pastoral communities with information can empower them to limit the impacts of natural disasters
G. Kariuki / Arid Lands Information Network 2006
Particularly in vulnerable pastoral regions, early warning systems can empower individuals and communities to act to prevent loss of life and reduce the economic and material impact of disasters. In this two-page article from Baobab, ...
The impact of climate change on pastoral livelihood systems
C. Hesse; L. Cotula / International Institute for Environment and Development 2006
The sustainability of pastoral systems largely depends on a balancing act between pastures, livestock and people. The mobility of pastoralists and their livestock is also a key factor. With climate change, the authors of this article ...
Should development policies support pastoral livelihoods or rather exit strategies?
N. Rass 2006
This paper makes a case for increased policy attention to pastoralists in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The paper presents: estimates of the numbers of agro-/pastoral populations globally their livestock and their ...
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