Pastoralist innovation to secure livelihoods in the Horn

Pastoralist areas of the Horn of Africa are expe­riencing rapid change. Innovations by pastoralists themselves provide new ideas and practical experience to learn from. Alongside formal scientific and tech­nological advancements, pastoralists are devel­oping and testing new knowledge and practices to manage longstanding challenges and more recent pressures as well as take advantage of emerging opportunities to participate in national and regional politics and markets. The 4-page policy brief “Innovation works: pastoralists building secure livelihoods in the Horn of Africa” issued by the Future Agricultures Consortium (UK) summarises lessons from innovations by pastoralists in Ethiopia and Kenya in three areas: land deals and access to high value fodder; commer­cialisation and markets; and peace-building.

Posted on 11 August 2013 in Pastoral Research & Innovation, Pastoralism & Marketing, Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism, Policy & Power, Pastoralist Livelihoods & Nutrition