Despite improved understanding of pastoralism as a livelihood and a form of land-use, pastoral development still faces major challenges: continued vulnerability to drought, dependency on food-aid and exposure to armed conflict. They may be exacerbated by demography or environmental pressures, but equally, or more importantly, by the persistence of inappropriate policies.
This briefing was based on a series of 8 Pastoralism Information Notes produced under the overall supervision of John Morton of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. Each briefing presents the context, policy implications, ways forward and evidence of change.
WRENmedia, Eye, UK, 2 pp.