Pastoralist Knowledge Hub


FAO has been working to support vulnerable farmers in Afghanistan and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural markets across the country. At Jalalabad’s livestock market, Gholam Rasool, a livestock vendor, recalled hearing announcements from a megaphone in the centre of the market advising...

Le Sahel connait des transformations structurelles en milieu rural et des crises aux répercussions majeures sur les systèmes de production, les économies familiales et les conditions de vie et la sécurité des populations. Les populations pastorales sont particulièrement exposées à...
More family time and a higher income: Climate-smart livestock management shakes things up
Surrounded by orange, lemon and mango trees, we find Rebeca, Fedora, Natalia, Campana and Gertrude. They are five of the 21 cows that Marlene Vacusoy and her husband, Cornelio León, own, but managing cattle is relatively new for this Ecuadorian...
Better land governance could be a solution to challenges pastoralists face
Moving between regions and countries is fundamental for the livelihoods of nomadic pastoralists. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions came into force, this has been impossible, severely affecting their way of life.
FAO campaign vaccinates 14.5 million goats and treats another 3.5 million animals to safeguard the country’s main economic activity
In late January, while FAO was launching its annual livestock vaccination and treatment campaign with various government institutions across Somalia, nobody could imagine the rollercoaster of a year that 2020 would become. COVID-19, floods and insecurity were unknowingly set to complicate the implementation of this animal...