05/08/2017
By: Ann

Colonial & post-colonial changes in role of Borana women

The colonial experiences of pastoralist women have been largely ignored in the literature on Africa. The paper “Colonial and post-colonial changes and impact on pastoral women’s roles and status” by Fatuma Guyo, published in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice (2017 7:13), looks at pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods to locate the impact of colonisation on pastoral […]

05/08/2017
By: Ann

Building resilience to natural disasters among Borana pastoralists

The paper “Building resilience through social capital as a counter-measure to natural disasters in Africa: a case study from a project in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in Borena, in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia” by Go Shimada and Miki Motomura, published in African Study Monographs, Suppl. 53: 35–51 (March 2017), attempts to make a quantitative […]

05/08/2017
By: Ann

Local safety nets bring food security for Rendille pastoralists

The increase in climate-change-related natural disasters presents a major threat to the food security of pastoralists in East Africa. The paper “Strengthening local safety nets as a key to enhancing the food security of pastoralists in East Africa: a case study of the Rendille of northern Kenya” by Xiaogang Sun, published in African Study Monographs, […]

05/08/2017
By: Ann

Maasai herding and land use in flux

Pastoral livelihoods are evolving rapidly. The emergence of globalised markets and the integration of globalised production in developing countries have forced many pastoralists to shift their economic strategies of production to accommodate these evolving markets. The paper “Pastoralist societies in flux: a conceptual framework analysis of herding and land use among the Mukugodo Maasai of […]

05/08/2017
By: Ann

Pastoralism in Kenya’s land-use policy

The draft National Land Use Policy of Kenya (2016, 59pp) gives some attention to pastoralism, including transboundary issues. The overall goal of the policy is to provide a legal, administrative, institutional and technological framework for optimal and sustainable utilisation and productivity of land-related resources. To protect the natural resource and environment in the pastoral arid […]