Policies and Strategies to Address the Vulnerability of Pastoralists in Sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract

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'.

Citation

PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 2 pp.

Policies and Strategies to Address the Vulnerability of Pastoralists in Sub-Saharan Africa

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