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  • 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
  • Men present findings on a large map at the front of a community meeting

    How can we incorporate local knowledge into climate planning and policy? …Maps!

    In Kenya, participatory mapping makes it possible for indigenous knowledge to be included in planning and policy where for too long it was excluded, showing technology can bring people’s voices to power

    17 January 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • A pastoral women in Ethiopia

    Beyond survival – rethinking safety nets for pastoralists in Ethiopia

    Pastoralists in Ethiopia are adapting to climatic and political stresses and finding livelihood alternatives. But challenges they face remain poorly understood by policymakers

    4 October 2018 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • Water is conserved at a devolved climate finance project site in Zanzibar

    Responding to climate change in Tanzania by strengthening dryland governance and planning

    District governments in Tanzania are improving their capacity for effective adaptive planning by strengthening planning processes and establishing local adaptation funds. With support from a consortium of government and non-government stakeholders, they are testing a devolved climate finance mechanism for building resilience, which could inform policy and action in other drylands

    16 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • A man herds goats amid the dust

    Responding to climate change in Kenya by strengthening dryland governance and planning

    The Kenya Adaptation Consortium is demonstrating that local climate adaptation planning, supported by county government-managed devolved funds, informed by community priorities and enhanced by climate information services, renders significant benefits for people in poor and marginalised households in the most drought prone areas

    6 March 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • In Kebkabiya, North Darfur, the NGO Practical Action has been helping communities prevent conflict between farmers and pastoralists by encouraging the construction and rehabilitation of watering points (Photo: Margaret Gardner, Practical Action)

    Conflict resolution: a key part of adaptation in North Darfur

    As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process

    23 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman scoops water in a dry riverbed near Kataboi village in the Turkana region of Northern Kenya (Photo: Marisol Grandon/DFID via Creative Commons

    Kenya's new climate fund listens to community ideas for building resilience

    "Climate consists of so many things to us," says Ibrahim Shone, a pastoralist in Isiolo County in Northern Kenya. "It's not only weather, it's also about how we prepare for droughts and diseases, and find enough grass for our animals. These things change with the seasons."

    3 April 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • 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
  • Early start: A cow being milked at first light in the village of Kimokouwa (credit: Toby Mitchell)

    Mixing meteorology with traditions to improve climate forecasts for pastoralists

    Tanzanian meteorologists and traditional weather forecasters in pastoralist communities are working together to develop a unified system of climate information.

    19 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • WoDaabe pastoralists are one of the most mobile and specialised pastoral communities in the Sahel (Photo: Stephen Anderson)

    Supporting pastoral mobility in East and West Africa

    Livestock mobility is crucial for ensuring high livestock productivity, market access and building prosperous and peaceful societies in the drylands. IIED and partners documented a number of successful initiatives to facilitate mobility and experimented with scenario planning to help empower pastoralists and allow them to influence decisions on policy or resource allocation

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • Pastoralists in Niger. Drylands are not deserts: they have ephemeral but resilient resources.  (Photo: Stephen Anderson/IIED)

    Misconceptions on drylands and pastoralism

    Drylands are among the world’s most variable and unpredictable – but productive and misunderstood – environments. People have learnt to harness their variability to build sustainable economies, societies and ecosystems, but policymakers often ignore this wealth of experience and expertise

    17 December 2012 | Article | Drylands and pastoralism
  • A woman stands with her goats in a dryland area in Niger (Photo: Stephen Anderson)

    Introduction to Drylands: building climate resilience, productivity and equity

    The drylands are home to 2.3 billion people and cover about 40% of the Earth’s land surface. They play an important role in trade, tourism, migration and environmental services, such as carbon sequestration. Dryland communities have learnt to adapt this environment and have developed sustainable livelihoods. But policymakers have many misconceptions about drylands, and few government policies support dryland communities' own strategies

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Pastoralists with their goats in Niger.

    Why following the herd can be good for Kenyan media

    Kenya’s pastoralists have an image problem. Their negative depiction by the Kenyan media ignores their knowledge and skills, which have led them to become a cornerstone of the country’s economy.

    11 October 2012 | Blog | Drylands and pastoralism
  • The 'Diffa; The Morning Light' video is one of a series of videos exploring the impact of climate change on drylands pastoralists (Image: IIED)

    Pastoralism videos/Vidéos pastoralisme

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

    15 June 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Front cover of the journal Pastoralism journal: research, policy and practice

    Pastoralism Journal: Research, Policy and Practice

    Launched in 2011, the Pastoralism: research, policy and practice journal publishes interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed articles on extensive livestock production systems throughout the world. IIED helped to fund its launch

    4 February 2011 | Project | Climate change
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