01/05/2017
By: Ann

Changes in the drylands of Eastern Africa

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) coordinated research into “Changes in the drylands of Eastern Africa: implications for resilience-strengthening efforts” (2016) commissioned by the DFID East Africa Research Hub to collect and analyse detailed evidence of long-term changes in the drylands and implications for strengthening resilience of pastoral systems. The research covered Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Long-term future of people in Ngorongoro District, Tanzania

The paper “Move child, move!: towards middle and high income for the people of the Ngorongoro District” (2016, 18pp) explores the long-term economic options in the district in the light of Tanzania’s development goal to achieve middle-income status in 20 years and high-income status in 80 years. The Ngorongoro District is part of the Serengeti ecosystem. […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Cash transfers using cell phones in pastoral areas

In 2007, Safaricom Limited launched a mobile money-transfer system called MPESA in Kenya. This system allows users to send or receive money on their Safaricom SIM card. Télécoms sans Frontières (TSF) and Vétérinaires sans Frontières–Germany (VSF-G) collaborated in using this electronic money-transfer system to distribute cash-for-work in pastoral areas in northern Kenya. After a successful […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Households balancing risks & returns for resilient livelihoods in Darfur

The Feinstein International Center of Tufts University is conducting a series of studies on resilience in the context of Darfur Region of Sudan. The report “Risks and returns: household priorities for resilient livelihoods in Darfur” (2016, 112pp including Arabic summary) examines how numerous shocks of various types over the past 15 years have affected specific […]

30/04/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralist community perceptions of land-use changes in southern Kenya

Resource-use changes in rangeland ecosystems have triggered ecological, social and economic dynamics that often have adverse effects on pastoralists. The study “Community perceptions on spatio-temporal land use changes in the Amboseli ecosystem, southern Kenya”, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2016 6:24), applied an integrated approach using local knowledge and spatial technologies to assess […]