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 People sell cattle at Ngaremara Livestock Sale Yard, Kenya, refurbished by the Ward Planning Committee through the Drought Resilience grant. Image by Patrick Meinhardt / Mercy Corps Publications and resources

Participatory planning in Kenya’s drylands: The Ward Development Planning model

This policy brief summarises key learning from the Ward Development Planning model, an innovative approach to local participatory development planning being implemented in Kenya’s drylands.
Rice Farmers in Cambodia Publications and resources

Farming After Fighting

Farming after fighting: a report that examines agricultural recovery after conflict, using global case studies to extract insights and gather learnings.
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Causes of Farmer–Herder Conflicts In Africa

This new report provides insights into the causes of farmer–herder conflict, uncovering trends and potential gaps in understanding.

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Photographs of Tahira Mohamed and Samuel Derbyshire News

Advancing research on pastoral livelihoods in the face of environmental shocks

SPARC and the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action welcome two post-doctoral fellows working on pastoralism in drought-affected countries in East Africa.
 Selling freshly caught fish in Orimedu, Lagos State, Nigeria - Image by Arne Hoel / World Bank - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 News

New IDRC funding will help inform policy options to address food price shocks in Africa’s fragile contexts

New IDRC funding will help SPARC to examine the impact of commodity and food price rises in Africa’s fragile environments and inform responses to support the protection of dryland livelihoods.

Collecting water at the UNDP-funded dam in Baligubadle, Somaliland, northwest Somalia. Credit: UNDP Somalia / Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0) Blog

Anticipatory action in Somalia’s water sector

Water is at the core of investment needs in Somalia. It is the essential prerequisite for a rural economy, and the main determinant for the viability of fast-growing urban centres. It is also a resource in increasingly short supply.

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