Pastoralism and its future

As part of a project exploring the impact of climate change on food security and livelihoods of small-scale family farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe, IRIN published a “factfile” entitled “Pastoralism and its future” (October 2017). In the drylands, the extreme variations in weather mean that pastoralists have to be highly adaptive and deploy a range of specialised skills. The factfile defines pastoralism and its importance globally, examines why this source of livelihood is under threat, and – with reference to the future of pastoralism – directs readers to the paper posted on the CELEP website “Pastoralism: a critical asset for food security under global climate change”.

Posted on 25 October 2017 in Pastoralism & Climate Change, Value of Pastoralism