Increasingly, livestock is being recognized for its significant contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and exports. This project explores pastoralism in Sudan by considering herders’ livelihoods, the environmental drivers of livestock mobility, the role of local governance, relationships, and integration with others, and how these factors can precipitate or prevent conflict.

This project includes two studies conducted in 2013 and 2015, which monitored the movements of herds using GPS tagging devices and also collected information through interviews and monthly outreach visits. The project was conducted in coordination with Al Massar Organization for the Development of Nomads, SOS Sahel Sudan, the and the Sudanese Federal and State Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rangeland.

Funding for the project was provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, and UK aid from the Department for International Development.

Risk, Resilience, and Pastoralist Mobility
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This report investigates the practice of pastoralism in Sudan. The authors delineate migration patterns and rationales as well as market strategies, and also offer recommendations for policymakers and service providers interacting with any community that includes pastoralists.

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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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