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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

South Sudan is home to 11 million people. It is a country that depends on livestock production systems and farming - half of all working South Sudanese are employed in the agricultural sector. It is also a young country - around 74 per cent of its population is under the age of 30.

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Making the concept of resilience in the Sahel more useful

This brief explore the mistakes being made in how 'resilience' in the Sahel has been discussed and some practical steps that can be taken to make the word more useful.
Transporting water containers from distribution point. Credit: Photo by Jonathan Kalan (p-KEN0646)/ IFRC Publications

A review of tenure and governance in the pastoral lands of East and West Africa

This report looks at how increased pressures and competition for natural resources and pastoral lands in East and West Africa have affected pastoralists' governance and tenure systems.
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.

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In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, communities are learning of a new irrigation scheme. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations/Martin Karimi Features

Anticipatory action for drought: making a difference for pastoralists and farmers in the Horn of Africa

Can anticipatory action become a key strategy for dealing with projected climate extremes and improve resilience? Find out more on what was said during this Resilience Hub virtual event at COP 26.
Cattle outside Bentiu town in South Sudan. Features

The impacts of Covid-19 on farmers and herders in South Sudan: one cannot farm alone

Covid-19 and pandemic responses have affected farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in South Sudan in many different ways. SPARC interviewed some of the people impacted.