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Misconceptions on drylands and pastoralism

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  • 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
  • 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 improving knowledge

    Pastoralists are one of the most researched, yet least understood, groups in the world. Policy consistently ignores both scientific evidence for sustainable pastoralism and the strategies and institutions local people use to turn the diversity and unpredictability of the drylands to their advantage. 

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
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