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Misconceptions on drylands and pastoralism

We have 10 items tagged with ‘Misconceptions on drylands and pastoralism’.
  • A man is surrounded by cattle on a dusty trail.

    Mitigating farmer-herder conflict

    Responding to concerns over the impact of increased ‘farmer-herder conflict’ on development projects across semi-arid Africa, the French Development Agency (AfD) commissioned IIED to conduct a study to better understand the root causes of conflict and identify constructive ways to resolve them and mitigate their impact

    4 March 2022 | Project | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A man and a horse plough a dry-looking field.

    Drylands and climate-resilient development – valuing climatic variability

    For too long, traditional discourse on African drylands has put the focus on the idea that drylands are fragile and degraded environments.

    24 September 2021 | Event | Climate change
  • People and cattle in an arid landscape

    MOOC on ‘pastoralism in development’: an online learning journey

    A rich and interactive online course will take participants on a learning journey based on the principle of self-discovery

    12 May 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • Cattle herds settle on village fields.

    The Sahelian Great Green Wall: start with local solutions

    The regreening of the Sahel region through a 'Great Green Wall' appears to be an ambitious plan to roll back the ‘advancing deserts’ of the Sahara. However, the expertise and interests of local farmers and pastoralists inhabiting the drylands seem to be absent (yet again) from this strategy

    4 February 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • A herd of goats.

    Farmer-herder conflict: open your eyes, change the narrative, find solutions

    New research uproots deep-set trend to help understand increasing violence in dryland Africa through the lens of ‘farmer-herder conflict’

    10 November 2020 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Millions of Kenyans depend on the Ewaso Ngiro river and its tributaries, but over-abstraction and changing weather patterns are reducing river flows (Photo: Denis Onyodi/Kenya Red Cross Society, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Building research capacity for sustainable water and food security in drylands of sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA)

    BRECcIA was an ambitious programme that developed capacity for impactful research production and dissemination in educational institutions in three sub-Saharan countries

    27 July 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • A pastoralist with camels in Niger. Pastoralists use resources flexibly and adapt to climate variability more easily than many other groups. State policies that favour settled agriculture are more of a challenge (Photo: Stephen Andersen/IIED)

    Does climate change cause conflicts in the Sahel?

    The Sahel is often recognised as a hotspot of violent conflict. As climate change becomes a leading global political issue, an emerging and increasingly powerful policy narrative presents global warming as a major driver. But how valid is this argument?

    13 September 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Pastoralists pull water from a well near Denan in the Somali Region of Ethiopia for their camels. (Photo: Andrew Heavens, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Pastoralism and policy training: addressing misconceptions and informing dialogue

    With partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, the Sahel and Sudan, IIED has co-developed training programmes on pastoralism and policy to amplify pastoralists’ voice in policy formulation and help policymakers draft policies that support pastoralism

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • A male shepherdwith a stick leads dozens of sheep winding behind him on a dusty trail

    Valuing variability

    Dryland communities have learnt to harness the variability of their highly unpredictable environments to support sustainable and productive economies, societies and ecosystems. In the face of climate change, development policy everywhere should draw on their knowledge and experience

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • WoDaaBe pastoralist with his cattle.

    Pastoral livelihoods and climate change in Niger

    This research project in Niger looked at how six different pastoral groups in eastern Niger are adapting to climate change

    5 February 2010 | Project | Drylands and pastoralism
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