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  • 2017: pastoralists in Isiolo county in Kenya are digging for water in dried-up river beds. Agricultural insurance schemes can help pastoralists and farmers be more resilient to climate shocks (Photo: Denis Onyodi/KRCS)

    Insuring against climate risk in Kenya

    Vincent Mutie Nzau from the National Treasury of Kenya highlights how innovative approaches to disaster risk finance can help communities manage climate uncertainty

    6 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A dust storm looms over the drylands of the Sahel (Photo: Marie Monimart/IIED)

    How oceans dried out the Sahel 

    Alessandra Giannini challenges the view that local people were to blame for drought in the Sahel in the 1970s and 1980s – and explains how climate models now show the cause lies in the oceans

    21 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Central Malawi: Belia Sikelo farms groundnuts using 'conservation agriculture', a set of practices including no-till farming, designed improve soil structure and help resist erosion. (Photo: T. Samson/CIMMYT)

    2015: the International Year of Soils

    The UN has formally launched 2015 as the International Year of Soils. Much of IIED's work involves soils, including our work on agroecology, food and agriculture, biodiversity, adaptation to climate change, and drylands

    9 April 2015 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Somali and Boran pastoralists came together to discuss ways to share water resources at a meeting this month. (Credit: James Pattison)

    Kenya: The importance of cross-border dialogue in the drylands

    A meeting between two pastoralist groups has reduced tensions over grazing land and could lead to a cross-county platform for negotiating access to resources during droughts

    19 March 2014 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A screengrab from the 'Diffa; Les premiers matins du monde' video (Image: IIED)

    Diffa: the morning light

    A video tells the stories of how pastoralists in Niger have coped with increasing drought

    8 June 2010 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
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