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This book summarizes the current status of scientific and management knowledge
regarding global rangelands and the major challenges that confront them. It is organized around three major themes: the first summarizes recent theoretical and conceptual advances in rangeland science and management, the second tries to alaborate on the implications of these advances for management recommendations and policy decisions, and the third theme evaluates some of the major challenges confronting global rangelands in the 21st century.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Climate change, Environmental services, Land, Value addition
Language: English
Type of document: Scientific
Geographical coverage: Global

This issue of Farming Matters explores the different ways pastoral societies are joining forces to challenge the policies that undermine their culture and way of life.

For millennia, pastoralist societies have managed the rangelands of the world’s most challenging environments, producing food and providing ecosystem services for millions of households.

The experiences, opinions and perspectives presented in this issue highlight the importance of pastoral societies for agroecology and the transformation of entire food systems.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Environmental services, Gender and youth, Land, Participation
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: Global

Over 50 institutions and individuals endorsed “The Cancun Statement” calling for the promotion of sustainable pastoralism and livestock production for the conservation of biodiversity in grasslands and rangelands.

The statement was presented on the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Coalition of Parties (COP13) on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Cancun, Mexico.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Environmental services, Indigenous knowledge, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Policies and legislation
Geographical coverage: Global

Common grazings occupy 6% of Scotland’s land mass, mainly in remote and hill, upland or island areas. This film captures the experiences of common graziers, young crofters, government agencies and advisors in working common grazings land in unique High Nature Value Landscapes. 

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Economy, Land
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Europe

Ce livre offre une perspective unique et une compréhension profonde d'un monde qui change rapidement, avec des contributions des praticiens et des académiciens. En dépit des contraintes et des idées préconçues, le pastoralisme continue à jouer un rôle substantiel dans le développement social et économique dans la région Afrique de l'Ouest comme ailleurs, et dans l'intégration régionale. Les caractéristiques innées de la mobilité et de l'adaptabilité signifient que le pastoralisme demeurera crucial pour les moyens de subsistance résilients. Ce livre présente des zones de production et de consommation établies et nouvelles, et démontre l'évolution rapide des chaînes de valeur pastorale.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) 
Topic: Economy, Value addition
Language: Français
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: West Africa

Pastoralists are believed to form 7% of India’s population, i.e., about 88 million people, inhabiting mainly the arid and semi-arid areas of the country. Pastoralism – an old dynamic production system prevalent throughout the world – is economically productive and ecologically sustainable, and uses variability in a positive way. Yet, pastoralism does not get the recognition it deserves. This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of pastoralism and gives ten recommendations how to strengthen pastoralism in India.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Economy, Land, Participation, Social services
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: South Asia

En la actualidad, en el medio rural de América Latina, la existencia o prevalencia de las sociedades pastorales no es tan evidente, ya que la agricultura familiar campesina se encuentra en el contexto del cual la relación entre las comunidades y su cría es condición esencial para su sostenibilidad. Contribuyendo a la conservación de la biodiversidad del ecosistema, especialmente de los pastos, y como un recurso esencial para la vida y la producción como fuente de proteínas para alimentos y fibra para uso textil, tanto en la industria como en la industria. Este número de Leisa destaca la importancia de los pastores.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Climate change, Economy, Environmental services, Indigenous knowledge, Innovation, Organization, Value addition
Language: Español
Type of document: Newletters
Geographical coverage: Latin America

In the Sahel, around 65% of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. 

To address these recurrent crises, analytical tools to assess the situation and identify vulnerable
populations have been set in place in the region and refined in recent years. In addition, innovative practices have been developed, to support risk reduction, climate change adaptation, the fight against malnutrition and social protection. 

This booklet presents 11 good practices organized around 5 themes, including livestock, with a particular focus on pastoralism.

Year of publication: 2016
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Climate change, Environmental services, Food security, Gender and youth, Participation, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Technical
Geographical coverage: West Africa
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