REUTERS: Uganda’s nomadic herders feed the country, but under pressure to settle down: activist

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Africa’s nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way.

While herders are often portrayed as straying onto farmland, it is farmers who first encroached onto the nomads’ grazing land, said Benjamin Mutambukah, coordinator of the Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organisations (COPACSO) and a passionate advocate of the herders in Uganda. Read more here

Published by COPACSO Uganda

The Coalition for Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO) was formed to provide a platform for member organizations to engage in policy formulation and advocacy for recognition of pastoralism and the right of pastoralists to benefit from national and local resources.

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