Welcome to the website of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), an informal advocacy group of European organisations and specialists partnering with pastoralist organisations and specialists in Eastern Africa. The members and partners of the Coalition combine forces to lobby their national governments and European and Eastern African bodies to explicitly recognise and support pastoralism and pastoralists in the drylands of Eastern Africa. We have also joined forces with an international movement to designate the year 2020 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists. On this website, you can find the latest news, documents and articles related to the activities and interests of CELEP.
Contribution of livestock to Ugandan economy
A briefing paper of the IGAD Center for Pastoralist Areas & Livestock Development assesses “The contribution of livestock to the Ugandan economy” (2013, 4pp). The study assigns monetary values to the non-marketed goods and services provided by livestock, and estimates the contribution of livestock to the wider national economy – as exports, as inputs into […]
Contribution of livestock to Kenyan economy
According to the IGAD Center for Pastoralist Areas & Livestock Development, the contribution of livestock production to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been greatly underestimated in Kenya. The policy brief “The contribution of livestock to the Kenyan economy” (2013, 4pp) estimates that livestock provide about 45% of output from the country’s agriculture and forestry […]
Ethnography of slaughterhouse in pastoral area of Kenya
The food-system approach is used as lens for examining the “Ethnography of the slaughterhouse: a case of Nanyuki slaughterhouse in Laikipia County, Rift Valley, Kenya” by Edwin Ambani Ameso et al, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2017, 7:32). This paper identifies actors and their roles in the slaughterhouse processes and describes the effects that institutional […]
Happy New Year
With this colourful picture from Dassanach girls dancing at the Kalacha Culture Festival in Kenya we wish you all the best for 2018!
Innovative ways to reduce farmer-herder conflicts
Procasur Corporation*, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), ILC (International Land Coalition), ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), the Land Portal Foundation and RECONCILE (Resource Conflict Institute) co-organised a week-long Learning Route (LR) in September 2017 about reducing conflicts between crop farmers and livestock keepers. The Value Chain Development Project (VCDP) in Nigeria had requested to […]