Pastoralism & conflict in the Horn of Africa

Pastoralism – the predominant form of livestock keeping in the Horn of Africa – has always been a source of disputes and tensions in the region. So it is maybe no coincidence that precisely those countries with the largest cattle and camel herds should be the ones that have been suffering from prolonged armed conflict for years. The 3-page article “Pastoralism and conflict: two sides of a coin?” published by Cornelie Heine and Elizabeth Hartwig from the CELEP partner organisation Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany in the journal Rural 21 (04/2014) takes a look at the closely interwoven aspects influencing conflicts in the Horn of Africa in general and in South Sudan more specifically.

Posted on 17 April 2015 in Pastoralism & Peacebuilding