This two-page policy briefing accompanies PPLPI Working Paper No. 37 by Nikola Rass. The paper makes three main points:
- Policies targeted at the vulnerable pastoral people in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot follow those applied to settled areas, therefore there is a need to explore new and innovative ways to serve the interests of pastoralists.
- Policy makers often refrain from investing in risk-reducing interventions, because it is virtually impossible to document the non-occurance of 'shocks' and attribute them to intervention.
- Policies aimied at reducing vulnerability need to be part of a broader development process, which goes beyond helping pastoralists to overcome single 'shock events'.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 2 pp.