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eventscatdescipThe Future Agricultures Consortium participates in many conferences and workshops. We also watch for important agriculture policy “windows” and report them here.


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JPS Forum
April 4, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
A new report has been released to coincide with the conference. The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) Forum on global land grabbing, with three leading commentators, debates the sometimes hidden impacts of land deals and sets the scene for wider

Further Resources
Further Resources
April 4, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Media Reports The Guardian, Ugandan villagers evicted to make way for forestry company (video) The Guardian, Mark Tran UN expert calls for guidelines to protect vulnerable people against ‘land grabs’ (quotes keynote speaker, Olivier de Schutter) Geographical Magazine A new

Conference Papers
April 4, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
No. Name  Paper title 1 Abdirizak Nunow The Dynamics of Land Deals in the Tana Delta, Kenya 2 Alberto Alonso-Fradejas Expansion of oil palm agribusinesses over indigenous-peasant lands and territories in Guatemala: Fuelling a new cycle of agrarian accumulation, territorial

Policy Frameworks
Policy Frameworks
April 4, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Much recent policy debate has focused on policy guidelines or principles aimed at governing land investments. A number of competing frameworks exist. There are also opportunities to get involved through e-discussions and petitions.

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  

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

Economic Empowerment for Pastoralist Women
March 31, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
A comparative look at Expereince in Somaliland, Sudan and Uganda.

Traditional pastoralist regions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
African Union   Policy Framework for Pastoralism in Africa Dr Hassane Mahamat Hassane DREA, AUC

Social Protection for Pastoralists: Just give them cash?
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Stephen DevereuxInstitute of Development Studies Karen Tibbo Oxford Policy Management

Pastoralism and Regional Policy East Africa
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
Dawit AbebeFeinstein International Center Tufts University

Conference Links
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Find further resources from researchers involved in the conference here.

AU Policy Framework
AU Policy Framework
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
In October 2010, the African Union released a policy framework for pastoralism in Africa. This was confirmed by the Executive Council in January 2011. This framework is an important step forward for pastoral policy in Africa and provides a firm

Media Coverage
Media Coverage
March 30, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Press release and other media coverage

Media Coverage
Media Coverage
March 30, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Press release and other media coverage

Further Reading
March 24, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Global Donor Platform – Land, Investment and Development IIED – Land grab or development opportunity? Agricultural investment and international land deals in Africa IFPRI – “Land grabbing” by foreign investors in developing countries Farm Land Grab .org – Food Crisis

Day Two Summary
Day Two Summary
March 23, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Conference Summary by Amdissa Teshome, FAC Ethiopia The second day began as packed as the first.  Four very senior pastoral researchers were asked to kick start the day by presenting their respective FIVE things that have changed in the last

Day 1 & 2 Summaries
Day 1 & 2 Summaries
March 23, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
A conference summary  of day and 2  by Amdissa Teshome, FAC Ethiopia.

The case for index-based livestock insurance and cash payments for northern Kenya’s pastoralists
March 23, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
On the second day of a ‘Future of Pastoralism in Africa’ Conference, being held this week (21–23 March 2011) in Addis Ababa at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a panel session focused on new approaches for strengthening

Seeking Alternative Livelihoodsin Northern Kenya
March 18, 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 RothPhD University of Victoria CA

Multiple dimensions of pastoral conflict over land and territory within the Afar region of Ethiopia
March 15, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism - Presentations
By Simone Rettberg, University of Bayreuth, Germany For Panel 3: Regional conflict dynamics in the Horn of Africa and implications for pastoral development

Conference Outputs
March 14, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Commentaries on each of the 12 panel sessions were provided by participants and are linked below. There are is also a summary of Day 1 and Day 2.

Press Release
March 14, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Immediate Release: March 2011 David Hughes, Future Agricultures Consortium Communications and Networking Officer can be contacted on: +254 716 608 122 or d.hughes@future-agricultures.org  Website: www.future-agricultures.org  Pastoralists: moving with the times Frequently depicted as in crisis, pastoralists are changing the way they

Fast Facts
March 9, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Around 90 researchers from around the world will gather at an international conference on the “Future of Pastoralism” to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during 21-21rd March, 2011. This crucial event will allow space for critical reflection on the

Programme
Programme
February 7, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Over 40 papers were presented across 12 panels during the conference. Find the full listing of plenary presentations, all papers, plus panel abstracts here.

Conference Abstracts
February 4, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
Short descriptions of conference papers and presentations.

Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
February 3, 2011 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Are young people’s life aspirations and the vision of a dynamic agricultural sector in conflict? Policy interest in the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), when it is evident, is framed by a combination of narratives relating

Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
February 3, 2011 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
Are young people’s life aspirations and the vision of a dynamic agricultural sector in conflict? Policy interest in the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), when it is evident, is framed by a combination of narratives relating

Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
Reframing the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’
February 3, 2011 / Young People, Farming & Food Conference
Are young people’s life aspirations and the vision of a dynamic agricultural sector in conflict? Policy interest in the ‘young people – agriculture nexus’ in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), when it is evident, is framed by a combination of narratives relating

Conference Background
Conference Background
January 31, 2011 / Future of Pastoralism
The future of pastoralism in Africa is uncertain. Pastoralist areas are experiencing radical changes in access to key resources, options for mobility and opportunities for marketing and trade. These changes present new threats and possibilities for making pastoralist livelihoods stronger.

Panel Commentaries
Panel Commentaries
January 28, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Commentaries on each of the panel sessions were provided by participants and are linked below.  

Programme
Programme
January 28, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
Over 100 papers will be presented 32 panels during the conference. Find the full listing of plenary presentations, all papers, plus panel abstracts here.  

What’s on in Brighton?
January 28, 2011 / International Conference on Global Land Grabbing
A listing of local theatre, cinema, restaurants and art galleries.