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This video presents 5 scenarios of pastoralism in local development, built through a participative expertise by FAO and partners (CIRAD, ISRA and local organizations) in Burkina-Faso and Togo in 2019-2020. The participative territorial foresight provides decision makers with an innovative tool for dialog. 5 scenarios are described: Ideal, Oasis in the desert, Local crisis, Limited hope, Transhumance in spite of everything. Local stake- holders work together to make concrete proposal to their decision makers. Through a holistic understanding of the territory, they can move towards cross-border local development and achieve the objective of efficient territorial governance in order to live in harmony.

Year of publication: 2021
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Individual authors 
Topic: Economy, Environmental services, Food security, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: West Africa

La video présente 5 scenarios du pastoralisme dans le développement local, construits par une expertise participative de la FAO et ses partenaires (CIRAD, ISRA et organisations locales) au Burkina-Faso et au Togo en 2019-2020. La prospective territoriale participative fournit aux décideurs un espace de dialogue original. 5 scenarios sont décrits: Idéal, Oasis du désert, Crise locale, Transhumance malgré tout, Espoirs mitigés. Les acteurs locaux travaillent ensemble pour faire des propositions concrètes aux autorités politiques. A travers la compréhension holistique du territoire, ils imaginent un développement transfrontalier réalisant une gouvernance territoriale efficiente pour vivre en harmonie.

Year of publication: 2021
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Individual authors 
Topic: Innovation, Participation, Resilience
Language: Français
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: West Africa

La vidéo présente une méthode d’analyse des enjeux de la transhumance transfrontalière, mobilisant la réflexion sur le futur : la prospective territoriale. La méthode a été utilisée au cours d’une étude de cas participative conduite par la FAO et ses partenaires (CIRAD, ISRA et organisations locales) au Burkina Faso et au Togo en 2019-2020, pour permettre aux acteurs locaux d’imaginer différents futurs pour leur territoire, et comprendre comment et pourquoi ces futurs peuvent se produire. Deux questions ont été posées: quels pourraient être les futurs du territoire transfrontalier entre Togo et Burkina Faso en 2035? Quels rôles et quelles fonctions pourrait jouer le pastoralisme dans ces futurs ? Les participants identifient et hiérarchisent les forces motrices et construisent des scenarios.

Year of publication: 2021
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Individual authors 
Topic: Innovation, Resilience
Language: Français
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: West Africa

This video presents a way of thinking about the issue of cross-border transhumance by mobilizing a reflection on the future: territorial foresight. The method was implemented during a participative case study conducted by FAO and partners (CIRAD, ISRA, and local organizations) in Burkina Faso and Togo in 2019-2020, with the purpose of enabling local actors to imagine different futures for their territory and to understand how and why these futures may occur. Two main questions were raised: what could be the future of the border territory between Togo and Burkina Faso in 2035? What could then be the roles and functions of pastoralism in these futures? Participants identify and prioritize the driving forces and build scenarios.

Year of publication: 2021
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Individual authors 
Topic: Innovation, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: West Africa

In spite of their social, economic, and environmental contribution to their communities, pastoralists are often misunderstood and excluded from policy processes affecting them. FAO’s work focuses, among others, on raising awareness of the pastoralists’ contribution to national economies and local development, as well as the rationale of pastoralist land governance and transboundary mobility. FAO’s work includes technical assistance, policy advocacy, capacity building and knowledge sharing. 

Year of publication: 2021
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Climate change, Economy, Environmental services, Food security, Land, Resilience
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Global

Traditionally, dryland forests and trees in pastoral landscapes have played a critical role in coping with climate variability, particularly in terms of food security and nutrition for local communities.  However, traditional and formal tenure rights for trees in agricultural landscapes or the use of nearby forests may differ and vary to a high degree. Tenure may include traditional collection of various fruits and other NTFPs, but more seldom include the use of timber or even the selling of charcoal. The latter hinders efforts to transform land-use systems to give local communities rights and power to manage their natural resources.

What are the examples of successfully securing right in the dryland forest region? Are there any inconsistences between legal and local recognitions of right for different land user in dryland forest? What options are available there for reconciling the different view and improve the integrated management of forest and livestock?

Year of publication: 2020
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Topic: Environmental services, Innovation, Land
Language: English
Type of document: Videos
Geographical coverage: Global

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
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