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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Carmen is the SPARC Livelihoods, Markets and Economy Lead.

She is a livelihood and market systems expert at MercyCorps.

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Woman Tending to the goats in Kenya. Credit: Jakob Dall - Danish Red Cross (p-KEN0534) Publications

Financing livestock trade: Formal and informal finance in Kenya, Mali and Somalia

This report looks at the degree to which traders marketing livestock from the rangelands use formal financial services, and examines the development of these financial services.
A cattle trader at the animal market in Forobaranga, West Darfur. Publications

Impacts of disruptions to livestock marketing in Sudan

This paper draws on interviews with traders and herders in Sudan, and secondary literature, to gain insight into how the suspended Hajj in 2020 affected livestock traders and herders on low incomes.

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Supporting dryland communities and economies: Causes for concern and seeds of hope

Find out more about some of the opportunities and challenges that SPARC will face as we work with donors and programmes that aim to support dryland communities and economies.