Latest Pastoralism Stories
Even nomadic cattle herders in Kenya are jumping on the smartphone boat as researchers design an app that can show them where the best grazing land is.
To help their monitoring herding activities, IFAD uses maps created from high-resolution satellite data for land cover, land use and change detection.
New archeological evidence collected high in the French Alps is painting a very different view of ancient humans living 8000 years ago, according to a report published on Saturday in the journal Quaternary International.
In the midst of a drought-induced food crisis affecting millions in the Horn of Africa, an innovative insurance program for poor livestock keepers is making its first payouts today, providing compensation for some 650 insured herders in northern Kenya's vast Marsabit District who have lost up to a third of their animals.
As hunger spreads among more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, a study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of the response to Kenya's last devastating drought, in 2008-2009, finds that investments aimed at increasing the mobility of livestock herders – a way of life often viewed as "backward" despite being the most economical and productive use of Kenya's drylands – could be the key to averting future food crises in arid lands.
By Milligan, Simon Binns, Tony This article explores the emergence and persistence of crisis narratives in the policy environment of twentieth century Nigeria.
By Nita Bhalla MODOGASHE, Kenya (Reuters) - For centuries Kenya's pastoralists have criss-crossed the arid plains of eastern Africa, moving with their families and herds in search of water and grazing pastures.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.