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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises
A donkey and cart transport goods as cattle graze near Lake Bam, Burkina Faso.
A woman sells vegetables in Hamarwayne market in Mogadishu, Somalia. Publications

Livelihoods and markets in protracted conflict: a review of evidence and practice - Annexes

Supplementary information for the rapid evidence review on livelihoods and markets in protracted conflict. The annexes comprise a compendium of country studies and grids of interventions.
Sunrise in a cattle ranch in Kaduna State, Nigeria Publications

Conflict in the time of Covid-19

In this brief, SPARC speaks to farmers and pastoralists in conflict-affected drylands of Nigeria to gauge how Covid-19, and lockdown measures, have affected their social relationships.
Local community members tend to their livestock in Lower Shabelle, Somalia. Publications

Rapid Assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

A new report explores the impact of the restricted Hajj 2020 on livestock exports through and from Somalia. It aims to inform future FCDO humanitarian and resilience-building programming in Somalia.

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Jilo Tuke Dureti, from Dabassa Jaldessa, Somali Region, Ethiopia, uses a solar light and cell phone charger to light her home and charge neighbours' phones for a small fee, further increasing her ability to be self-sufficient. News

Doing things differently: innovation in drylands

What are the barriers to scaling innovation in drylands? How can we drive more innovation? SPARC shared its new research on innovation in dryland regions at the Global Landscapes Forum.
Local market traders in Pibor, South Sudan. News

Sustainable futures for drylands: SPARC at the Global Landscapes Forum

How can drylands be supported to build more sustainable and secure futures? SPARC held a dynamic plenary at the Global Landscapes Forum to explore the opportunities and challenges.
Students learn English in a Mercy Corps built Temporary Learning Space in Marial Boma Primary School, Unity State, South Sudan. News

SPARC supporting innovation for drylands development at the Global Landscapes Forum

Join SPARC as we foster dynamic knowledge exchange between practitioners about their experiences of drylands innovations.

Building resilience. Providing expertise. Improving lives.

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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