Online hub for pastoralists aims to give a voice to millions
27 April 2015, Rome--- A new online Pastoralist knowledge hub has been launched by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and its partners today. According to FAO, there are several hundred million pastoralists globally who manage the world’s rangelands. Despite their importance to food production and ecosystems, however, the agricultural practices and livelihoods of these often nomadic herders face a number of challenges.

Pablo Manzano is the Coordinator of the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub. In the following interview he elaborates on some of the challenges facing pastoralists today and how the knowledge hub can potentially support them. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
4min. 28sec.

Launch of the Pastoralist knowledge hub: (00:00) Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator for Natural Resources; (05:00) Heiner Thofern, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to FAO; (08:08) Lalji Desai, Secretary General of the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples; (10:33) Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of the Chadian Indigenous Women and People Association; (13:20) Pablo Frère, Executive Secretary, Redes Chaco.
15min. 15sec.
Topic(s): Animals & livestock, Environment/Natural resources, Food production & stocks, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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