All articles for the topic: Pastoralism

Gender in India

The gendered challenges of food security

This article provides key findings from ASSAR study sites in the semi-arid regions of Africa and India, where gender was found to have a large role in how food security is affected.

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Knowledge Systems Analysis for Climate Knowledge Brokers

This module offers an introduction to a methodology developed by CKB to allow for more focused knowledge brokering interventions in knowledge systems connected to climate-sensitive value chains.

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Enhancing resilience using Indigenous Fodder Trees

This policy brief describes how Indigenous Fodder Trees can be used to improve food security and enhance the climate resilience of livestock herders.

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Tifnout’s Valley-wide Approach to Community-Based Adaptation

The Tifnout Valley's unique approach to climate change adaptation scales up the successes of individual projects through the coordinated efforts of local associations across an entire landscape.

 
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Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.

Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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Enhancing Gambian Women Livestock Farmers' Adaptation Strategies

This study examined climate change adaptation issues confronting women livestock farmers in The Gambia. Specific focus was on the feeding and breeding strategies in smallholder farming systems.

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A famiy of Falatta nomads making their abbual journey from Sudan to South Sudan. Credit: BBC World Service (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcworldservice)

The Experience of Nomads in Blue Nile Area

This case study describes how Nomads in Sudan have adapted to climate change and regional insecurity by forming collaborative agreements with farmers that benefit both parties.

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Pastoralism and the green economy – a natural nexus?

The report describes the growing interest in the green economy and the huge potential of pastoralism to contribute to the delivery of sustainable outcomes. 

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The role of community-based natural resource management in climate change adaptation in Ethiopia

Describes the methodology developed to assess what role selected community-based/participatory natural resource management initiatives have in climate change adaptation.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of East Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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Adaptation and development funding in Isiolo county

A pilot 'climate adaptation fund' has been designed to support community prioritised adaptation investments. The project is testing a structure for 'bottom-up' adaptation and development...

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Supporting Adaptation of Productive Practices

The Rombou Rural Commune in central Niger, is faced with frequent droughts as rainfall levels have steadily declined since the late 1960s, resulting in an extended dry season that now...

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Index-Insurance for Pastoralists in Northern Kenya

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Participatory multi-level vulnerability assessment in northern Mali

Forests as safety nets: fodder

Using a participatory approach across levels and genders, this project explored the vulnerability of livestock- and forest-based...

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Reseau National des Agro-sylvo-pastorale

Programme de fixation des jeunes (maraîchage, reboisement, élevage) dans leur terroir; accroissement des productions animales et céréalières grâce à l’application des paquets technologiques défini

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Planning and costing agriculture's adaptation in Tanzania

Summary of country findings: Tanzania

This study is one of 5 country studies (Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania) exploring planning and costing agriculture's adaptation to climate...

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Constructing Sand Dams for Water Capture and Storage

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Drought is the most serious natural hazard facing Eastern Africa in terms of seaverity and frequency of occurrence. The most seriously...

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Pastoral Livelihoods

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This research aims to analyse the capacity of different categories of pastoral people to adapt to climate change. Another aim will be to understand whether decentralisation provides...

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