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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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The people of Ta Kuti village (Niger State) are pastoralists and beneficiaries of Nigeria’s Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Publications and resources

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

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 and resources

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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Panel at IGAD event Blog

SPARC-supported research and expertise informs high-level regional conference on land and conflict in Africa, forming the basis for nascent collaboration with IGAD
Female pastoralist pictured in drylands Blog

This blog reflects on our recent webinar in which we explored how pastoralists use social media, what the recent trends are in mobile use, and how these are informing livelihoods in dryland regions.
A mobile phone is charged using a car battery in Kiwanji, Uganda - Image by Ken Banks - CC BY 2.0 Blog

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.

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