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New strategic partnership to support pastoralist communities
The International Land Coalition (ILC) this week joined the FAO-led Pastoralist Knowledge Hub to support pastoralist communities. ILC is a coalition of 207 organisations in 64 countries. It promotes secure and equitable access to land for rural people through capacity...
22-02-2016
Why traditional herders in Ethiopia are confronting the worst consequences of extreme weather
Pastoralism — the act of tending to and caring for livestock — is a tradition that embodies resilience, strength and perseverance. The practice evolved more than 6,000 years ago in response to environmental and climate variability. Traditionally, pastoralists migrate to dry areas not fit for farming,...
20-02-2016
Cooperation agreement signed on the implementation of Action Against Desertification
In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and...
05-02-2016
Over 20 pastoralist organizations from eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa team up
Pastoralists across Eastern and Southern Africa face a long list of threats: conflicts and violence, blocked migration routes, the expansion of farming into the best grazing areas, a lack of services such as schools and health care. Now the region’s...
23-01-2016
New document captures, evaluates and shares knowledge gained in dryland restoration initiatives
Over forty percent of the world’s land cover consists of drylands, home to around two billion people. Between 10-20% are estimated to be degraded. In an effort to promote drylands restoration, FAO and partners have drawn up the Global guidelines for...
20-01-2016