Linking research to policies and practices

Linking research to policies and practices

Pastoralism is an important and valuable livelihood for millions of people in the Eastern African drylands. It contributes to food security, provides income and allows for an environmentally sustainable production of meat and milk. Pastoralism has gained renewed attention in the past years and its potential to add to the sustainable development goals is increasingly being recognized by the international community. During the lunch-conference, recent policy evolutions from East Africa and specifically from Ethiopia regarding pastoralism will be presented with a view to illustrate the relevance of research findings for policymaking.

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Willem Olthof

Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO Unit C.1 – Rural Development,

Food and Nutrition Security




Peter Ken Otieno

Technical Coordinator, RECONCILE, Kenya


Francesco Staro

Anthropologist, University of Paris 8 - Saint Denis, France.


Tezera Getahun

Executive Director, Pastoralist Forum Ethiopia, Ethiopia