Pastoralism

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‘We have travelled for a month to find grass’: climate crisis piles pressure on Senegal’s herders
Young pastoralists are proud of the tradition they have inherited. But drought, farming and conflict all endanger their lifestyle – and their lives

Kaamil Ahmed in Tambacounda

22, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Trail’s end: the days of roaming free are numbered for Nigeria’s herders
Government reserves are replacing a way of life that spanned generations but culminated in deadly conflict with farmers

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Kaduna

27, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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UK urges Kenya to 'restore law and order' after shooting of British rancher
British high commissioner to Kenya speaks out following death of Tristan Voorspuy, whose ranch was invaded by herders

Staff and agencies

06, Mar, 2017 @4:50 PM

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'Unbridled violence' in Gambella leaves Ethiopia searching for answers | William Davison
Why did a group of South Sudanese people cross the border into western Ethiopia and start shooting mothers and abducting their children?

William Davison in Gambella

20, Apr, 2016 @1:48 PM

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Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures on which nomadic herders rely
Overgrazing and a cycle of summer drought and winter snow has degraded vital pastureland in Mongolia, killing livestock and jeopardising livelihoods

Joanna Chiu in Ulziit for Irin, part of the Guardian Development Network

10, Mar, 2016 @12:30 PM

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As drought hits Ethiopia again, food aid risks breaking resilience
Importing emergency food rations on a large scale overrides local efforts to produce food and undermines the systems needed to withstand future crises

Tate Munro and Lorenz Wild

10, Mar, 2016 @10:27 AM

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Land disputes in Darfur eased by painted concrete posts | Sam Jones
In a region of Sudan where herders and farmers often clash over land, the simple technique of demarcating paths is helping communities heal

Sam Jones

01, Jan, 2016 @9:00 AM

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On Kenya's climate frontline, female farmers are building a secure future | Robert Kibet
In drought-ridden Samburu county, support programmes are helping women to provide for their families and build communities’ resilience to climate change

Robert Kibet

16, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes
Lives of semi-nomadic tribespeople being irreversibly changed by relocation into poorly planned settlements to make way for sugar plantation, says released report

John Vidal

03, Sep, 2015 @10:46 AM

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Drought in northern Kenya: 'Today you are rich, tomorrow you have nothing' | Jessica Hatcher

Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control. Jessica Hatcher reports

Jessica Hatcher in Lodwar

30, Jul, 2014 @5:59 AM

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9 reasons why gender matters when improving global nutrition

Interventions to end hunger and malnutrition often focus on women. Our panel explore why. Sponsored by Gain

Anna Leach

03, Jun, 2014 @10:00 AM

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Philippine experts divided over climate change action

Scientists and farmers make competing claims for cutting-edge science and low-tech sustainable farming to tackle the issue

John Vidal in Mindanao

08, Apr, 2014 @11:23 AM

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