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Pastoralists are stewards of the rangelands that cover a third of the planet’s land surface, providing food and protecting key ecosystem services
Pastoralism can be environment-friendly and can also be a source of sustainable production.  An animated debate by key-players in the livestock sector demonstrated pastoralism’s ability to promote healthy ecosystems in the face of climate change and diminishing pastoral lands, showing...
26-05-2016

Ministers from African countries North and South of the Sahara and their development partners are meeting in Dakar, Senegal, at a High-Level conference organized by the African Union to accelerate progress on the Great Green Wall - Africa’s largest rural...
04-05-2016
CILSS and FAO reinforce impact of support initiatives and tools for resilience measurement
The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), with the technical and financial support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has launched a technical Platform for the analysis and measurement of resilience of populations in...
02-05-2016
Laying out a strategy for pastoral development
Pastoralist organizations participated in the first high-level conference of the Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project (PRAPS) on 15-17 March in Dakar, Senegal. Together with other stakeholders, they drafted recommendations on planning and implementing activities of the PRAPS programme. The 6-year, US$ 248...
22-04-2016
Bamako meeting lays out roadmap for collaboration
The Touareg, Fulani and other pastoralists in West and Central Africa face many challenges: barriers to their mobility, poor security, uncertain land governance, climate change, rapid population growth and inadequate social and financial services. The four biggest networks of livestock herders...
13-04-2016