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

The Future of Pastoralism in Africa: The Key Issues Based on Sudan Experience
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Luka Biong Deng Minister of Cabinet Affairs Khartoum, Sudan

Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Consequences and Implications for the “Future of Pastoralism”
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
P. Ericksen, J. de Leeuw, P. Thornton, A. Ayantunde, M. Said, M. Herrero and A. Notenbaert

Seeking survival : The case of pastoral drop outs in Borana plateau
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Getachew Gebru and Solomon Desta MARIL-Ethiopia (Managing Risk for Improved Livelihoods-Ethiopia)

Diversification, Experimentation, and Adaptation: Pastoralists in Communal Governance of Resources
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Diversification, Experimentation, and Adaptation: Pastoralists in Communal Governance of Resources and livelihoods Strategies   Stephen S. Moiko, (McGill University, Dept. of Anthropology)

Impact assessment of community-based health workers in the Somali Region, Ethiopia
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Gezu Bekele, independent consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Andy Catley, Feinstein International Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Alison Napier, Feinstein International Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Adrian Cullis, Former Director, Livelihoods Unit, Save the Children US, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Seeking Alternative Livelihoodsin Northern Kenya
April 1, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Elliot Fratkin PhD  Smith College MA USA Martha A. Nathan MD Baystate Health Center and Tufts School of Medicine Eric Abella Roth PhD University of Victoria CA