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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03/09/2017
By: Ann

Enhancing climate-change adaptation in Karamoja, Uganda

Climate change will have significant impacts on economic activity in Uganda but can also provide new possibilities for people and businesses, e.g. to create new products and services, develop new markets and access new funding streams and finance mechanisms. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Working Paper 513 “Enhancing climate change development programmes in Uganda: Karamoja […]

03/09/2017
By: Ann

Sociocultural impacts of Prosopis on Afar pastoralists in Ethiopia

In the article “Reimagining invasions: the social and cultural impacts of Prosopis on pastoralists in southern Afar, Ethiopia”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2017, 7:22), Paul Rogers, Fiona Nunan and Abiy Addisu Fentie look at the sociocultural dimensions of the invasive plant species Prosopis julifloras. They present the perceptions of Afar pastoralists and […]

31/08/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralism, policy & food sovereignty in Eastern Africa

The report “Pastoralism, policy and law in the EAC and IGAD Regions” (2017, 16pp) is a summary of a study commissioned by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) on pastoralism-related policy in regions of the East African Community (EAC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The aim of the desk review was […]

24/08/2017
By: Ann

Adaptation to climate change in Borana, Ethiopia

The article “Adaptation of agriculture to climate change in semi-arid Borena, Ethiopia”, published in 2016 in Regional Environmental Change 16 (8): 2317–2330, reports on findings from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Livestock production is very risky due to climate variability in semi-arid Ethiopia. Using data collected from 400 […]

19/08/2017
By: Ann

Changes in livelihoods of evicted agropastoralists in Tanzania

The article “Changes in livelihoods of evicted agro-pastoralists from Ihefu Basin in Tanzania” by GB Msigwa and ZK Mvena, published in Livestock Research for Rural Development 26 (1) 2014, looks at the extent of livelihood change and impoverishment among agropastoralists who were evicted from Ihefu Basin in Mbarali District of Tanzania and forced to settle […]

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