CapEx on supporting pastoral development in Africa
In 2015, the Pastoralism subgroup of the Agriculture and Food Security Network of SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) worked through a process of “Capitalisation of Experiences in Supporting Pastoral Development – Addressing Vulnerabilities of Pastoralist Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The final products of this CapEx process include nine briefs, a multimedia story and a report on the final workshop in Isiolo, Kenya. All documents can be accessed under https://www.shareweb.ch/site/Agriculture-and-Food-Security/overview/network-events/capex-pastoralism.
The nine briefs include three focused primarily on Kenya – i) Access to rural advisory services to improve pastoral systems, ii) Livestock insurance for risk management, and 3) Promising practices in supporting management of water resources in pastoral areas – one focused primarily on Ethiopia – iv) Alternative livelihoods for former pastoralists in rural settings – and one on Additional issues to address in supporting pastoral development in sub-Saharan Africa, which includes several issues relevant for pastoralism in Eastern Africa.