Future of Pastoralism

Book: Pastoralism and Development: Dynamic Change at the Margins

 

Pastoralism book cover

This book gives a view of ‘development at the margins’ in the pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa. Edited by Andy Cutley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones, Pastoralism and Development In Africa highlights innovation and entrepreneurialism, cooperation and networking and diverse approaches which are rarely in line with standard development prescriptions. Through 20 detailed empirical chapters, the book highlights diverse pathways of development, going beyond the standard ‘aid’ and ‘disaster’ narratives.

 

The book is part of the STEPS Centre’s Pathways to Sustainability book series.

 

Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins
Earthscan / Routledge, July 2012
Paperback, £24.95 GBP

About the Conference

The Future of Pastoralism Conference was an international conference held in Addis Ababa on 21-23 March 2011.

The future of pastoralism in Africa is uncertain and radical changes are affecting Pastoralist areas in terms of access to resources, options for mobility and opportunities for marketing. These changes bring new possibilities for making pastoralist livelihoods stronger but many questions remain about the sustainability of these changes: Is there opportunity for a productive, vibrant, market-oriented livelihood system or will pastoralist areas remain a backwater of underdevelopment, marginalisation and severe poverty? How can pastoralist ‘drop-outs’ be supported after they leave the livelihood but continue to interact with the livestock sector?

These web pages contain many of the contributions made at the conference. These include


Latest articles

Social Protection for Pastoralists: Just give them cash?
July 6, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Stephen Devereux, Institute of Development Studies & Karen Tibbo, Oxford Policy Management

Timelines – Future of Pastoralism
Timelines – Future of Pastoralism
April 15, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Conference participants developed timelines for specific pastoralist areas where they've worked. Timelines captured trends (population, markets, rangeland change, climate, water, etc.) as well as events (local leadership change, government change, boundaries, conflict, drought, etc.) and publications of key research or

Social Protection for Pastoralists: Just give them cash?
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Stephen Devereux, Institute of Development Studies Karen Tibbo, Oxford Policy Management

Traditional pastoralist regions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
African Union Policy Framework for Pastoralism in Africa Dr Hassane Mahamat HassaneDREA, AUC  

Legislating for pastoralism: lessons from West Africa
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Ced Hesse International Institute for Environment and Development

Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative…
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative livelihoods to pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods

Index Based Livestock Insurance
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Protecting pastoralists against mortality losses due to severe forage scarcity Andrew Mude

Moving Up or Moving Out? Commercialization, growth and destitution in ‘high-export’ pastoralist
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Moving Up or Moving Out? Commercialization, growth and destitution in ‘high-export’ pastoralist areas Andy Catley and Yacob Aklilu