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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a deadly, fast spreading viral disease that kills 90% of the animals it infects. This affects 300 million families across Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Asia, pushing them into poverty and food insecurity. But PPR is easily diagnosed and can be prevented with a reliable and affordable vaccine that provides lifelong immunity from the disease.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OiE) have been working with communities and governments around the world on a global strategy to end PPR and move a step closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This video aims to create awareness about the disease as a step towards its control and complete eradication by 2030.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 
Topic: Economy, Food security, Resilience, Social services
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Global

This edition of Nature & Faune journal explores the intricacies of sustainable pastoralism and rangeland management in Africa. It contains articles on the realities of livestock production in Africa, including: extensive rangeland conditions; rangeland ecosystems and sustainability; wildlife benefits and conflicts in pastoral systems; land tenure systems in pastoral settings, forest feed for livestock; animal disease control; agro-silvo-pastoralism; and impact of livestock on water and soil degradation. 

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Climate change, Conflict, Gender and youth, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, Innovation, Land, Participation
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

Newsletter containing updates of activities, events and experiences from among pastoral civil society organizations.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Food security, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, Participation
Language: English
Type of document: Newletters
Geographical coverage: Global

Climate variability and change are affecting millions of poor people in Kenya, particularly in arid and semi-arid lands, including pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. Significant investments are being made in developing Climate Information Services (CIS) which aim to help them adapt to the impact of climate change in these regions. 

This report studies the efficacy of CIS to benefit poor pastoralists. It makes several recommendations on how the implementation of CIS can be improved to better support communities.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Climate change, Environmental services, Indigenous peoples, Organization, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa

Desertification, insecurity and the loss of grazing land to expanding settlements has led to the southward migration of Nigeria’s pastoralists. This is causing violent competition over land with local farmers. This report analyses the conflict, and recommends some measure for conflict mitigation. To prevent the crisis from escalating, the government should strengthen security for herders and farmers, implement conflict resolution mechanisms and establish grazing reserves.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Conflict, Food security, Land
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: West Africa

Pastoralism is defined by the practice of mobile livestock herding though the term often encompasses pastoral farming and enclosed ranching. While it sounds like an outdated and inefficient way of life, pastoralism is highly dynamic and intricately linked to the modern world in a way that contributes significantly to national, regional, and international markets. But there is little doubt that this lifestyle presents significant health challenges and environmental pressures.

This issue of Currents takes a close look at recent studies documenting these challenges—from disease transmission to coping with water scarcity.  

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Topic: Climate change, Food security, Gender and youth, Healthcare, Social services
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: Global

Newsletter containing updates of activities, events and experiences from among pastoral civil society organizations.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Climate change, Gender and youth, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous peoples, Land, Organization, Participation
Language: English
Type of document: Newletters
Geographical coverage: Global

Several interlinked triggers such as climate change, environmental degradation, lack of resources, and so on, cause large-scale displacement of populations in the Horn of Africa. This may, in turn, trigger conflicts and violence and increase the communities' vulnerability to natural hazards. There is a great need to address the risk and impacts of displacement caused by disasters and exacerbated by climate change. But to be able to do this, governments need baseline data regarding current displacement. 

This report provides such a baseline for the Greater Horn of Africa - Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, plus Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania - with the ultimate aim of reducing future displacement risk. These countries also have a large pastoralist population. The report gives an overview of the scale, scope and distribution of risk associated with suddenonset natural hazards, and explains the methodology used to calculate it.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) 
Topic: Climate change, Conflict, Food security, Land, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa
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