YRP proposal endorsed by FAO Council

In its 165th Session held on 30 November to 4 December 2020, the FAO Council endorsed the draft FAO Conference resolution submitted by the 27th Session of Committee on Agriculture (COAG) on the observance by the UN of an “International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists” (IYRP) in 2026. The draft resolution in the annex of the Council report recognisesContinue reading “YRP proposal endorsed by FAO Council”

FAO: Policy support and Governance gateways

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN has recently published the policy support and governance themes to support countries, institutions, civil society and academia in policy development. The FAO Policy Support and Governance Gateway is the go-to place for the organization’s policy work. It hosts 1,300 policy resources and tools, 29 policy theme pagesContinue reading “FAO: Policy support and Governance gateways”

AFSA PRESS RELEASE: WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 — AFSA

Connecting the dots between soil and agroecology for food security and climate action. Digital Campaign on Agroecology for Healthy Soil For Immediate Release Date: December 4, 2020 AFSA PRESS RELEASE: WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 — AFSA Agroecology provides the most favourable soil conditions for plant growth, particularly by managing organic matter and enhancing soil biodiversityContinue reading “AFSA PRESS RELEASE: WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 — AFSA”

IGAD: E.Africa ministers call for free movement of pastoralists

November 21, 2020 Written by AARON GAD ORENA The ministers have called for free movement of pastoralists Agriculture ministers from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region have called for the adoption of a protocol on transhumance that would ease the movement of pastoralists across member states. IGAD is a regional integrated block that was created inContinue reading “IGAD: E.Africa ministers call for free movement of pastoralists”

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

Uganda must recognize land owners’ and indigenous people’s rights

20 years after Uganda signed the convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights a UN committee conducted the first review ever. Local NGO’s took the opportunity to raise the voices of Uganda rights holders Read more CESCR Concluding Observations in Uganda Gitte Dyrhagen HusagerA UN committee has made a landmark statement, urging the Government ofContinue reading “Uganda must recognize land owners’ and indigenous people’s rights”

Our Land is Our Life — AFSA

When spiders unite their webs they can tie a lion ! Civil society webinar on rural development in Africa Date: October 16, 2020 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CET Organiser: AFSA (African Food Sovereignty Alliance) SECAM (Symposium of Episcopal Commission in Africa and Madagascar) AEFJN (Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network) CGLTE-OA (Convergence globale des […]Continue reading “Our Land is Our Life — AFSA”

Right to Food- The Pasture seed model

Although pastoralism is compatible with dryland conditions, pastoralists are among the most food-insecure of the world’s people. Pastoralists are particularly vulnerable to droughts. The long dry spells reduce water and forage availability on the rangelands, which creates an imbalance between the number of livestock and available fodder. In pastoralist areas, the livestock become emaciated andContinue reading “Right to Food- The Pasture seed model”

Pastoral women video on COVID 19 in Karamoja — Arid Landscape Initiative ALIN Africa

Pastoralists are not static to change. But are responding to emergencies with the rest of the world. Pastoral women video on COVID 19 in Karamoja — Arid Landscape Initiative ALIN Africa Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease of humans caused by a coronavirus newly discovered in 2019 – SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 has been declared a globalContinue reading “Pastoral women video on COVID 19 in Karamoja — Arid Landscape Initiative ALIN Africa”