Pastoralism videos/Vidéos pastoralisme

Article, 15 June 2011

A selection of short videos, in English or French language, exploring the impact of climate change on drylands pastoralists.

Diffa: the morning light/Diffa: les premiers matins du monde

Pastoralism in landlocked Niger in West Africa is a source of huge economic and cultural wealth in one of the poorest countries on earth. 'Diffa, les premiers matins do monde' is a video by Marie Monimart and Steve Anderson that tells the story of how some of these of these pastoralists are successfully managing the cycles of drought and benefiting from new economic opportunities, while others are having to leave and move to towns to find new jobs and opportunities.

The playlist below, and available on our YouTube channel, shows the video in French with English subtitles (original)Arabic with English subtitlesFulani with English subtitles, and Hausa with English subtitles.


 

Read a blog about the videos by Camilla Toulmin, while the 'Modern and mobile' book, featuring numerous photos, shows why mobility makes sense in dry regions of the world, to minimise environmental stress and maximise use of a fleeting resource.


Herding chaos/L'élevage et le chaos

This series of documentaries by Saverio Krätli focuses on thriving despite climate change. As the environment becomes more unpredictable all over the world, people face higher costs in an effort to sustain the usual strategies to control it. The WoDaabe cattle breeders show that there is another way.

The playlist below, and available on our YouTube channel, shows the documentaries in English and French.


The Herding chaos videos include/les vidéos élevage et le chaos comprennent:


Planning with uncertainty: using scenario planning with African pastoralists/Planifier avec l’incertitude : scenario planning avec les éleveurs nomades en Afrique

A series of videos by Saverio Krätli on using scenario planning with African pastoralists (SOS Sahel International UK). The playlist below, and available on our YouTube channel, shows the documentaries in English and French.


 

Videos include/vidéos comprennent:


Further videos

Peace, trade, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change in Africa's drylands

Education for nomads: voices of the people

This video features Borana, Somali, Gabra and Turkana communities sharing their opinions on pastoralism. It was commissioned by the Ministry for Development of Northern Kenya and other arid lands, and produced by IIED as part of the 'Educating nomads' project.

 

Contact

Ced Hesse (ced.hesse@iied.org), principal researcher, IIED's Climate Change research group

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