Addressing dryland policy disconnects and their effects on pastoralists in Eastern Africa

Addressing dryland policy disconnects and their effects on pastoralists in Eastern Africa

By Rahma Hassan (Tufts), Jackson Wachira (CRDD) and Peter Ballantyne (Jameel Observatory). Facing variability and insecurity due to climate change as well as environmental and human-generated shocks and uncertainties, policies on East Africa’s drylands need a ‘reset’...
Policy and practice disconnects facing pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa

Policy and practice disconnects facing pastoral areas of the Horn of Africa

Speaking at the recent policy convening on policy linkages for effective early warning, anticipatory action, humanitarian response and resilience building in pastoral areas, Ian Scoones of the University of Sussex posed three challenges underlying policy-practice...
Livestock as pathways to food secure and resilient ecosystems in the Horn of Africa

Livestock as pathways to food secure and resilient ecosystems in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa comprises unique multi-functional landscapes with rich and abundant resources that can help meet development goals on human nutrition, food security and healthy ecosystems. Livestock – mainly cattle, sheep, goats and camels – support up to 94...
Overcoming policy and practice disconnects to build dryland resilience from below

Overcoming policy and practice disconnects to build dryland resilience from below

On 8 February, the Centre for Research and Development in the Drylands, the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action at ILRI and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University convened a dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy shapers to...
Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Integrating community knowledge to advance anticipatory action

Early warning systems (EWS) and anticipatory action (AA) are two elements of an approach to support local communities and individuals affected by shocks, such as droughts, before they become a crisis. However, in many instances, the very communities and individuals...