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What are the key debates, and topical and pressing issues, in research and policy that inform programming and funding to support pastoralists and farmers in dryland regions? What are the perspectives and priorities of dryland communities? Read our news and blog articles to keep updated.

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A Saudi returnee with a mobile phone returns to her home in Ethiopia - image by Ayene / UNICEF - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED
IDPs who have been displaced by fighting in the Bajaur tribal area on the Pak-Afghan border have poured in to the Jalozai refugee camp at Nowshera in the North West Frontier Province. Credit: Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN.
A farmer in Menz, Ethiopia gets help from her 10 year old daughter in keeping her sheep. Blog

We need a new narrative for climate change in the drylands

SPARC’s Director reflects on what is most needed to support climate resilience in the drylands of Africa and the Middle East.
SPARC Dalberg Research and MercyCorps AgriFin webinar on the role of digital financial and information services to support producer livelihoods in Kenya Blog

Revolutionising producer livelihoods: opportunities for digital financial and information services to build resilience in Kenya

How can digital financial and information services support producer livelihoods in Kenya? This blog shares key highlights from a joint SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin webinar.
A mother leads her goats to pasture in the drought-afflicted Somali region of Ethiopia, 2022. Credit UNICEF Ethiopia Mulugeta Ayene. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

What the case of Somalia can show us about financing climate action in conflict-affected countries

Somalia’s experiences can help us understand the obstacles which other conflict-affected countries face in terms of accessing and using climate finance – and how they can be overcome.

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