Pastoralism and Pastoralist Livelihoods in Sudan

Since 2010, the Feinstein Center has embarked on a major three-year research project on Pastoralism, Trade and Markets, which is part of the UNEP Sudan Integrated Environment Project funded by UKaid, from the Department for International Development. The pastoralist project aims to promote understanding of pastoralists’ livelihoods systems among local, national, and international stakeholders and to strengthen the capacity of pastoralist leaders, organizations, and other advocates to articulate the rationale for pastoralism.

This work is in close partnership with a number of national and international partners, including UNEP Sudan, SOS Sahel Sudan, the Darfur Development and Reconstruction Agency, the Nomads Development Council and the International Institute of the Environment and Development. It also depends on the support and participation of a wide network of national and local organizations, professionals and academics.

Our activities are wide-ranging, and include stakeholder surveys, participatory policy reviews, policy trainings, research studies, and also case-studies of actual livestock programmes. We undertake a wide range of national meetings, workshops, regional state level events, and stakeholder briefings in order to disseminate and review our findings with a wide range of audiences.

For information on the trade and markets component of this project, click here.

Pastoralism in Practice: Monitoring Livestock Mobility in Contemporary Sudan
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This report highlights the importance of pastoralist livestock mobility for the resilience of pastoralist livelihood systems and for maximising productivity. Tufts and partners monitored camel, sheep and cattle herds for...

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Briefing Paper: Pastoralism in Practice: Monitoring Livestock Mobility in Contemporary Sudan
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This is the fourth in a series of Policy Briefing Papers which form part of the Environment and Livelihoods component of the UNEP Sudan Integrated Environment Programme, funded by UKAid...

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Briefing Paper: Pastoralism in Practice (Arabic)
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This is an Arabic translation of an existing publication. The full report is available (in English) here. Click here to read this briefing paper in English.

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Livestock, Livelihoods, and Disaster Response: PART TWO Three Case Studies of Livestock Emergency Programmes in Sudan, and Lessons Learned
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Tufts University and the Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce the publication of a two part review of emergency livestock interventions in Sudan. Livestock production is a crucial livelihood...

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Livestock, Livelihoods, and Disaster Response:  PART ONE A Review of Livestock-Based Livelihood Projects in Sudan
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By Merry Fitzpatrick, Helen Young | September 2013

Tufts University and the Feinstein International Center are pleased to announce the publication of a two part review of emergency livestock interventions in Sudan. Livestock production is a crucial livelihood...

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Standing Wealth: Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local Livelihoods in Sudan
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This report highlights the importance of pastoralist livestock production for the country’s economy, and outlines ways in which pastoralism can be supported in the future, to benefit livelihoods and the...

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Briefing Paper: Standing Wealth Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local Livelihoods in Sudan
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This is the briefing paper for a larger report, “Standing Wealth: Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local Livelihoods in Sudan.” The report highlights the importance of pastoralist livestock production for the country’s...

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Briefing Paper: Standing Wealth (Arabic) Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local Livelihoods in Sudan
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This is an Arabic translation of an existing publication. Read the full report (in English) here. Click here to read this briefing paper in English.

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Briefing Paper: The Economics of Pastoral Livestock Production in Sudan
By Roy Behnke | November 2011

This is the first in a series of Pastoralism Briefing Papers, which form part of the UNEP Sudan Integrated Environment Project, funded by UKaid from the UK Department for international...

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Briefing Paper: The Economics of Pastoral Livestock Production in Sudan (Arabic)
By Roy Behnke | November 2011

This is an Arabic translation of an existing publication. Click here to read the English translation.

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