Controlling prosopis through use in Somaliland

CELEP member PENHA (Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa) held a workshop on the control and use of Prosopis juliflora on May 2016 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Prosopis is an invasive woody species that has been destroying pasture throughout large parts of Eastern Africa and the Horn. The workshop focused on how pastoralists and other people living in the Horn of Africa can use prosopis for making charcoal, milled feed, food and much more. The 4-page workshop report can be found here and a 2-page flyer on “Turning invasive garaawa (prosopis) trees into a new resource for feed, fuel and food security in Somaliland” can be found here.

Posted on 27 June 2016 in Pastoral Research & Innovation, Pastoralism & Natural Resources