Saverio Krätli

Saverio KrätliVisiting Fellow

Saverio Krätli specializes in the interface between science and development with a focus on pastoral systems. He has worked with the center on a variety of projects including, the Pastoralism and Pastoralist Livelihoods in Sudan and the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate extremes and Disasters projects. Saverio’s current research interests include the relationship between resilience and dry land people’s adaptive strategies to take advantage of environmental variability, and the gap between dry lands/pastoral development theory and its methodological legacy.

Saverio has eighteen years of experience as a researcher and consultant, first with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, then as a freelancer. Based in the UK, he has research experience in Niger, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, and Mongolia. He worked on conflict; education; pastoralist knowledge, mobility, and production; livelihood analysis; and total economic valuation of pastoral systems.

Saverio has been an honorary editor of Nomadic Peoples, the journal of the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) since 2009. He has also been an associate research fellow at the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, and Trans-disciplinary and Social-ecological Land-use Research (DITSL) in Witzenhausen (Germany) since 2016.

Saverio has a B.A. in philosophy (Laurea, 1st class with honors) from the University of Bologna (Italy), an M.A. in anthropology of development (Distinction) from the University of Sussex (UK), and a DPhil in development studies from Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex.

Feinstein Publications

Standing Wealth: Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local Livelihoods in Sudan

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

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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