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.

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22/04/2017
By: Ann

Enhancing resilience to food security shocks in Africa

The DFID, World Bank and USAID discussion paper on “Enhancing resilience to food security shocks in Africa” (2012, 72pp) brings together thinking on what is meant by the concept of resilience and some of the principles that are fundamental to it. Several references are made to food security and resilience of agropastoralists and pastoralists in […]

22/04/2017
By: Ann

Impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods

The evidence brief “The impact of food assistance on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises” (2017, 7pp) is based on a full systematic review on the impact of in-kind food assistance on pastoralist livelihoods in emergency situations. Pastoralists rely on adaptation strategies that have historically allowed them to achieve high levels of productivity, manage the hazards […]

22/04/2017
By: Ann

Vision 2030 Development Strategy for Northern Kenya

Nearly 50 years after Independence, inequality between the north and the rest of Kenya persists. Uneven human development undermines national cohesion and is an obstacle to Kenya’s achieving its development goals. New mindsets and methods, innovative strategies, and the understanding and support of all Kenyans is required to release the potential of the arid and […]

22/04/2017
By: Ann

Camel forage in Karamoja, Uganda

A study on “Camel forage variety in the Karamoja sub-region, Uganda” (published in Pastoralism Research, Policy and Practice 2017 7:8 DOI: 10.1186/s13570-017-0080-6) assessed and characterised the range of forage species available for camels in Amudat and Moroto Districts of Karamoja. The species were identified in 20×20 m vegetation plots in four land-cover types: woodland, bushland, grassland […]

22/04/2017
By: Ann

Recalculating contribution of livestock to GDP of IGAD member states

The report “The contribution of livestock to the economies of IGAD member states: study findings, application of the methodology in Ethiopia and recommendations for further work” (2010, 45pp) appraises the contribution of livestock to Ethiopia’s agricultural gross domestic product (GDP). It was published as IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative Working Paper 02–10. It reviews the methods […]

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