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How best to secure land tenure for pastoralists is an ongoing challenge for governments, practitioners, lawyers, academics, and communities themselves. As a result, pastoral lands continue to be encroached, divided, and lost whilst mobility of people and livestock is blocked. This webinar describes innovations, successful practices and lessons learned from the presenter’s 15-year work on pastoral land tenure and governance. It mainly focuses on how research and technical support to governments, if used as an entry point can lead to policy impacting results.

Year of publication: 2019
Organization: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 
Topic: Land
Language: English
Type of document: Technical, Videos
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa

Change is coming to the traditional way of life of Mongolia’s livestock herders. And with it comes additional risks to their economic and food security. The problem is what’s known as a dzud – a summer of very high temperatures and little rainfall followed by the harshest of winters. FAO’s Early Warning Early Action system had started to pick up dzud warning signs in the autumn of 2017. This video showcases describes this approach implemented by FAO to mitigate the impact of the 2017/18 localized dzud on vulnerable herders.

Year of publication: 2018
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Climate change, Economy, Food security, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Central Asia

Camilla Toulmin, of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.

Year of publication: 2018
Organization: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 
Topic: Climate change, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Global

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

Pastoralist communities in Karamoja and Turkana negotiate with their neighbors to access water and pasture to keep their livestock alive. The communities are using their negotiation, networking and relationship building skills to access resources critical for their survival. 

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) 
Topic: Food security, Indigenous peoples, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa

Did you know that securing the future of pastoralism is central to attaining food security for the over 25% of the population that lives in dry lands? Pastoralism has been proven to increase the adaptive capacity for these communities enabling them to build resilience to attain food security. 

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Food security
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa

Pastoralism remains the most resilient and sustainable livelihood system for communities living in arid and semi-arid areas. With over 14 million eastern Africans facing food insecurity the video shows the case of Karamoja in Uganda to demonstrate that developing pastoral production system is central to addressing food insecurity issues in the region. 

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) 
Topic: Food security, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa

A video highlighting the importance of livestock in a pastoralist community. “Livestock is our life; with livestock we have everything. Last year, when we had a bad drought, crops failed, but it is livestock that saved us,” revealed Loipekume Loware, a pastoralist in Karamoja, Uganda.

Year of publication: 2017
Organization: Individual authors 
Topic: Food security, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Eastern Africa
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