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18/08/2017
By: Ann

Land tenure & sustainable pastoralism in East Africa & the Andes

The ELLA (Evidence and Lessons from Latin America) Research Paper “Land tenure and the sustainability of pastoral productive systems: a comparative institutional analysis of the Andean altiplano and the East African savannah” (2017, 32pp) by Gerardo Damonte et al analyses the relationship between pastoral land-tenure systems and the sustainability of pastoralism as a production system […]

07/08/2017
By: Ann

Helping Tanzanian pastoralists & hunter-gatherers secure land

A case study in the International Land Alliance (ILC) database of good practices is presented by UCRT (Ujamaa Community Support Team), a partner organisation of CELEP. The study “Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources” (2017, 10pp) by Edward Loure (UCRT) and Amira Kheir (ILC) describes UCRT’s work with […]

06/08/2017
By: Ann

Building pastoralists’ resilience in northern Kenya

In Kenya, pastoralism supports nearly 1/4 of the population and is practised in arid and semi-arid areas that cover about 2/3 of the country. It is an adaptive mechanism to harsh ecological conditions unsuitable for cropping. A major challenge to pastoralism is drought that reduces forage supply and leads to livestock deaths. The paper “Building […]

06/08/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralism & culture in Karamoja, Uganda

The blog article “Pastoralism and culture in Karamoja Region” was written by Loupa Pius of the Dodoth Agropastoralist Development Organization (DADO), a partner organisation of CELEP. This appeared in the ELLA Community blog series. ELLA started as a network for Evidence and Lessons from Latin America but now includes also partners from Africa and Asia. […]

05/08/2017
By: Ann

How local adaptation to climate change affects incomes in Afar, Ethiopia

Rural communities in the drylands of the Afar Region of Ethiopia are severely exposed to the impacts of climate change, having experienced frequent droughts followed by crop failure and livestock deaths. The paper “The effects of adaptation to climate change on income of households in rural Ethiopia” by Melaku Berhe et al, published in Pastoralism: Research, […]

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