CFS43: Understanding mobile pastoralism to prevent conflict
CELEP partner COPACSO (Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organisations) from Uganda provided one of the six panellists who spoke at the side event “Pastoralism, conflict, land and food security in Africa in the face of climate change” organised by the FAO Pastoralist Knowledge Hub in October 2016 during the 43rd meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. The panellists regarded insecure land rights, extreme weather events and the growing human and livestock population as some of the factors that cause conflict in pastoral areas in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. Their main conclusion was that a better understanding of mobile pastoralism is key to preventing conflict. A blog by the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub with highlights of the panel discussion can be found here.