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FAO targets pastoralists in southern regions facing failed rains on heels of a calamitous El Niño
New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While...
17-01-2017
Over 50 institutions and individuals endorse “The Cancun Statement” calling for the promotion of sustainable pastoralism
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 at the side event titled “World´s Grasslands and Rangelands...
23-12-2016
New FAO guide offer pointers to protect a sustainable mobile lifestyle with special land-use skills
Assuring adequate tenure rights to land is an important step in improving food security for millions of people in developing countries, but safeguarding tenure isn't so straightforward when it comes to the way land is used by mobile pastoralist communities....
25-11-2016

Since early August 2016, several human cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF), including some deaths, have been notified in Niger (figure 1). According to the field investigations an increased mortality and abortions in small ruminants, cattle and camels have been...
04-11-2016
Highlights from the panel discussion on pastoralism and conflicts at CFS43 side event
Insecure land rights, extreme weather, rising population and increasing livestock numbers are some factors that cause conflicts in pastoral areas of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. A better understanding of mobile pastoralism is key to preventing conflict. This is...
28-10-2016