English (en) | Change Language
  1. This guide constitutes a tool intended for actors on the ground in Niger. It aims to contribute to the improvement of pastoral land governance and in particular to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and to the development of inclusive consultation processes. The guide is unique because it...
  2. The Members of the Coalition worktogether to lobby their national governments, European Union (EU) bodies (Council, Parliament and Commission) as well as other policy-formulating bodies/ agencies in Europe (e.g. the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva and the FAO in Rome) to...
  3. The Members of the Coalition worktogether to lobby their national governments, European Union (EU) bodies (Council, Parliament and Commission) as well as other policy-formulating bodies/ agencies in Europe (e.g. the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva and the FAO in Rome) to...
  4. This How-to-do Note focuses on how conflicts over land and natural resources in pastoral areas can be prevented or, if already present,transformed into positive outcomes.It identifies why land tenure is a complex issue within pastoralism, discusses the combination of factors that are contributing...
  5. The Kenyan Government has passed laws that routinely undervalue pastoralists’ land and undermine pastoralism as a system of production and source of livelihood in the drylands. In his article “The unjust valuation of pastoralists’ land in Kenya”, published online inThe Elephanton 2 October 2021,...
  6. The SNV learning brief “Strengthening pastoralist organisations for climate-resilient development” (2020, 8pp) highlights the central role that civil society organisations (CSOs) play in championing the interests of pastoralists in climate policy development and implementation, as well as...
  7. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published “Pastoralism: making variability work”(2021, Animal Production & Health Paper 185, 58pp) written by Saverio Krätli and Ilse Koehler-Rollefsen with comments and guidance from FAO staff and pastoralist specialists...
  8. The paper “Rush for the “wastelands”: revaluing pastoral land in the light of renewable energy”(2022) (Green energy + pastoralism paper,Powerpoint slides) by Ann Waters-Bayer and Hussein Tadicha Wario, was based on a study commissioned by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Germany. It looked into how...
  9. Increasingly frequent and severe droughts pose a big challenge for pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. Livestock drought insurance (LDI) is being tested as a means to manage these risks. In the article “Ecological vulnerability through insurance? Potential unintended consequences of livestock...
  10. Abstract, Environmental Research Letters, 2018 Implementation of socially acceptable and environmentally desirable solutions to soil erosion challenges is often limited by (1) fundamental gaps between the evidence bases of different disciplines and (2) an implementation gap between science-based...