SP 10.1 Unlocking the potential of pastoralism: opportunities for adaptation and development in Africa’s drylands

Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, Van Walsum Room

In the drylands of Africa, pastoralism is one of the most viable economic activities and also the most ecologically and culturally appropriate, particularly under a changing climate. However, the evidence based on which adaptation policy and investment decisions can be made is relatively poor. This session aims to share evidence from three programmes exploring the opportunities around climate-resilient livestock systems for adaptation in West and East Africa. Practitioners and researchers together will discuss ways to promote private sector investment and better economic integration of livestock markets in adapting to climate change at subnational, national and regional scales.

Organised by Elizabeth Carabine, Climate and Environment Programme, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom
Partners Kenya Markets Trust, Kenya
Innovations Environnement Développement Afrique, Senegal
Chair Eva Ludi, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom
Rapporteur Catherine Simonet, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom
Presentations

Livestock systems in a changing climate: options for resilient beef value chains in East and West Africa
Ali Hassan, Kenya Markets Trust, Kenya
Waounde Diop, University of Dakar, Senegal

Mapping resilient livestock market systems in West Africa
Catherine Simonet, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom

Ending drought emergencies: Policies to enable a resilient pastoral economy in Kenya
Elizabeth Carabine, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE