Pastoralism can help coping with climate change

As documented in many publications produced by IWGIA, pastoralism is a livelihood system, which is uniquely adapted to very harsh and dry environments. Most of indigenous peoples in Africa are pastoralists, meaning that they are constantly moving to sustain their herds and feed themselves. Their right to practice and maintain this lifestyle is endangered due to displacement and conflicts triggered by competition over natural resources.
 
In a video produced by the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), which IWGIA is member of, European Parliamentarians report and explain why pastoralism plays a key role in coping with climate change and assuring food security.

We invite you to watch and share the video:
 
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