28/09/2017
By: Ann

How Kenya’s herders got their livestock insured

In a feature article “How Kenya’s herders got their livestock insured” in the online publication Rethink Earth (Resilience Thinking for Global Development), Lucas Larsen writes about the challenges that ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) scientists are facing in developing insurance for pastoralists in the drylands of Kenya. He relates how it took several tries and […]

26/09/2017
By: Ann

How local traders link pastoralists to market in north Kenya

The article “Manoeuvring through difficult terrain: how local traders link pastoralists to markets” by Guyo Roba et al, published in the Journal of Rural Studies 54 (2017): 85–97, looks at the role of pastoralists, traders, brokers, transporters and other actors in pastoral meat-supply chains. Projects to “link pastoralists to markets” in northern Kenya focus on […]

26/09/2017
By: Ann

Why pastoralists keep camels in Karamoja, Uganda

The article “Socio-economic determinants of pastoralists’ choice of camel production in Karamoja sub-region, Uganda” (2017) by Jenipher Biira Salamula et al (published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 7:26) tries to explain why pastoralists in Karamoja choose to rear camels in their search for improved food and income security. A total of 116 respondents were interviewed in […]

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 […]