Pastoralist Knowledge Hub

West and Central Africa

The West African region largely overlaps with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and encompasses 18 countries. The Central African region encompasses countries included in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). In many countries, pastoralists are a numerous and economically important population group with a strong pastoral identity. The main threats identified by them include the eroded resilience towards climate fluctuations, the increased herder-farmer conflict in agro-pastoral areas, the disruption of mobility routes and the land acquisition processes associated with agro-industrial projects.

Focal point for Central Africa: Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Communications person for the West Africa: Boubacar Soumare