Matching mobility and markets: leveraging value for pastoralist communities in Eastern Africa

Matching mobility and markets: leveraging value for pastoralist communities in Eastern Africa

Although pastoralists are specialised in managing high variability in ecological processes, their ability to adapt is increasingly put to the test by recurring droughts and the impacts of climate change. Markets could play a vital role in building pastoralists' resilience, but the current formal and informal markets are insufficient. During this lunchtime conference, research results from two studies in Kenya explore the role of different actors in the livestock market systems, their relationships and how these impact pastoralist communities. These cases are put into context by an introductory presentation on the situation of pastoralism in Eastern Africa to provide a better understanding of current issues faced by pastoralists and how these issues are reflected in Eastern African policies.

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Speakers

Introduction: 

 

Leonard Mizzi

Head of Unit  DEVCO C1 - Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition

 

Presentations:

 

Ken Otieno

Technical Coordinator of the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative Programme Africa Component and Regional Focal Point for CELEP at RECONCILE, Kenya

 

Margareta Amy Lelea

Senior Scientist, German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany 

Julia Kendal

Senior Policy Analyst for East & Central Africa, Tearfund, UK