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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises
Ethiopia - Image by K Lynch/Mercy Corps
The people of Ta Kuti village (Niger State) are pastoralists and beneficiaries of Nigeria’s Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Publications

Transboundary climate and adaptation risks in Africa: perceptions from 2021

This report documents how African policy-makers and experts perceive climate change and adaptation risks that have the potential for multi-country to regional consequences.
Young Borona lady with goats credit ILRI Publications

Report: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

This report reviews opportunities for young people in the drylands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Mali to pursue climate-resilient decent work, and provides key recommendations.
A girl stands over livestock at Bakara animal market Somalia - Image by AMISOM - CC0 1.0 Publications

Issue brief: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

This issue brief summarises the key findings and recommendations from the report 'Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa'.

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Communities who have been victims of Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria - Image by Immanuel Afolabi/Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University Features

SPARC at COP26: Learning the lessons and looking ahead

Discover how some of the key lessons that emerged from COP26 will inform the future direction of SPARC research and engagement.
Drought in Kenya's Ewaso Ngiro river basin. Credit: Water Alternatives Photo/ Climate Center Features

Living with certainty: pastoralists grapple with drought in Horn of Africa

Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa respond well to different kinds of uncertainty. While this drought’s outcomes remain uncertain, it’s clear the months ahead will be difficult for the majority.
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What we can learn from Somalia about anticipating climate disaster

If pastoralists, farmers and traders could better anticipate when an extreme weather event was coming, could they take action earlier, to protect their livelihoods?

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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Our ambition is to generate evidence and address knowledge gaps to build the resilience of millions of pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and farmers in semi-arid regions, and fragile and conflict-affected areas, of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

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