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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Uganda has a population of almost 43 million people. Around 70 per cent of working Ugandans are employed in agriculture, a sector which contributes 25 per cent to GDP. Almost 6 out of 10 families in the country depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Rangelands cover almost half of Uganda - areas that are mainly home to pastoral communities.  11 per cent of the country’s population is between 15 and 19.

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Women in a market in Lakes state, South Sudan. Publications

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

This review considers how protracted conflict has affected livelihoods and food security in select cases, and responses undertaken to address resulting economic and social harm.
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.

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A mobile phone is charged using a car battery in Kiwanji, Uganda - Image by Ken Banks - CC BY 2.0 Features

Tax burden keeping Ugandan pastoralists offline despite growing social media opportunity

Smart investment in Uganda's mobile infrastructure for pastoralist markets holds real potential to support resilience building in the country's drylands. This article explains why this matters.
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.
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.

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