Promoting Evidence and Learning on Pastoralism for Peace Building

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.