Pastoralism, policy & food sovereignty in Eastern Africa

The report “Pastoralism, policy and law in the EAC and IGAD Regions” (2017, 16pp) is a summary of a study commissioned by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) on pastoralism-related policy in regions of the East African Community (EAC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The aim of the desk review was to identify and analyse policy and regulatory and legal frameworks in the Horn and Eastern Africa and their implications for the practice of pastoralism and food sovereignty, so as to inform civil society and pastoralist groups’ advocacy on these issues.

The summary explains the link between food sovereignty and pastoralism, outlines the major regional policies related to pastoralism in the Horn and Eastern Africa, and discusses the challenges and opportunities related to these policies. It looks at the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in articulating pastoralists’ concerns to policy frameworks at all levels and suggests how pastoralist communities, CSOs and other stakeholders could take advantage of the regional policies to advance the cause of food sovereignty.

Posted on 31 August 2017 in Pastoralism, Policy & Power