Highlights from Conference Brief 9: Pastoralism and Resilience South of the Sahara

Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa face five big challenges to their resilience: They are losing land to farmers, irrigation, tourism, and land investments by outside investors. Conflict and violence have disrupted livelihoods and markets and increased vulnerability during drought. Population growth has put heavy pressure on land resources. Among pastoralists, there are large differences >> Read more

African smallholder farm families have lost the elasticity to bounce back!

The following post by Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer of the Africa-wide Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), is an excerpted version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog as part of their month-long series on Resilience. >> Read more