- Regional Policy Support to IGAD
Pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa occupy some of the most remote, insecure and poorly-serviced areas of the world. These communities rely heavily on livestock rearing and marketing for their livelihoods, and efficient livestock production depends on the ability to move and access seasonal grazing areas.
- Milk Matters
Children in pastoral/semi-pastoral areas in the horn of Africa are particularly vulnerable to increasingly frequent drought and to chronically high rates of acute malnutrition. The dominant response to this from the international community continues to be the delivery of large quantities of food aid each time rains fail and rates of acute malnutrition peak. Despite acceptance of the urgent need for risk reduction and drought mitigation, there is still little understanding of the causes of malnutrition, and which interventions in the medium to long term should be prioritized to improve the health and nutritional status of children in these settings.
- Regional Livestock and Pastoralism Policy Training
How can good research influence new thinking and policy, especially when the policy issues are controversial or misunderstood? The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is developing a regional food security policy framework for pastoralist areas which recognizes … Read More
- Regional Policy Support to COMESA
Goal and Rationale – Background – Overview – Outputs – Impact – Collaboration Goal and Rationale The livelihoods of many pastoral communities in Africa are cross-border in nature. Pastoralists are often geographically located at the margins of countries and their … Read More
- Livelihoods-based Programming and Impact Assessment in Pastoral Areas of the Horn of Africa
Although the language of livelihoods is increasingly present in the strategies and proposals of aid agencies, the actual application of these approaches varies considerably at the community level. Through coordination and technical support to multi-actor programs in pastoral regions, our goal is to improve the quality of aid programming in pastoral areas, and institutionalize impact assessment as a norm within donors and NGOs.
- Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) have been developed as a set of international standards and guidelines for the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. The overall goal of LEGS is to improve the quality of livestock-related programming in humanitarian crises and to have an impact on the livelihoods of people affected by such crises.
- Moving Up or Moving Out? Commercialization, Growth and Destitution in Pastoralist Areas
- Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
- Pastoralism and Pastoralist Livelihoods
- Shifting Sands
- Mind the Gap