Pastoralism has been around for 10,000 years. It is ancient, but far from outdated.
Pastoralism is a way of life… and an extremely efficient form of land and water use. In a climate-uncertain future, “…it is going to survive better than other forms…,” many think. Besides, pastoralists perform invaluable services towards maintaining ecological balance.
In this article, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson from The League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development details this idea. And discusses some possible ways in which pastoral livelihoods can be supported.
Our latest video featureshowcases lives of pastoralists from around the world, the challenges they face and some interventions that have/can help secure their future.
Do you work with pastoralists? Please share your experiences (and videos, if you have any)!