GUIDELINES TO SECURE PASTORALISM AND PREVENT CONFLICTS IN AFRICA : A secure, peaceful and sustainable pastoralism
22 November 2022
Building on the concept of total economic value of pastoralism, the study highlights the various dimensions of the contribution of pastoralism to African development including the value of pastoral ecosystems, the importance of genetic resources diversity or the yet undervalued potential of pastoralism whereas it reflects the ecological image associated with products derived from an environmentall. [...] The Africa pastoral policy framework is a sound analytical document that reviews the status of pastoralism in Africa before defining a set of prospects for sustainable pastoral development in Africa: the introductory section of the document gives the rationale behind drafting a continental pastoral policy framework; the second section of the document underlines the regional specificities of pasto. [...] Methodology of the study The methodology of the study is largely based on a desk review of recent literature covering topics outlined in the terms of reference of the study. [...] The case of the Gogounou self-managed cattle market is a living testimony of the numerous benefits derived from this new type of market for the local economy: i) they enable breeders to maximize their earnings owing to the absence or marginalization of the intermediates; ii) such markets give a new impetus to the local trade in livestock because of the prospects for increased incomes for breed- er. [...] Its goal was to perpetuate and consolidate the pastoral cultural identity among the youth and ensure the transfer of a body of knowledge and techniques that are required for the conduct and sound management of the herd, as well as environmental conservation.