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Out to pasture - Herders guide their cattle back to the pasture, Zorro village, Bukina Faso - Image by by Ollivier Girard CIFOR -CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

This consolidated study explores pastoral collective tenure and degrees of tenure security in pastoral systems in Kenya, Sudan and Burkina Faso.
FUDECO researchers interview communities in Wuro Bappate - Photo by Zubairu Adamu / FUDECO Publications and resources

This is the third in a series of longitudinal studies into the political, socioeconomic and environmental issues facing pastoralists and agropastoralists in Hayin Ade and Wuro Alhaji Idrissa Bappate.
A man tends his livestock in Sankabar Kebele, the Somali region of Ethiopia. Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia. Publications and resources

This report, commissioned midway through SPARC’s six-year run, synthesises the programme's work in the period 2020 to mid-2023.
Man walking with camels in Kenya - Photo by Curt Carnemark / World Bank - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

This brief outlines a preliminary research framework developed by SPARC and the CGIAR Research Initiative on Fragility, Conflict and Migration on conflict between farmers and livestock herders.

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Woman with mobile phone in Kenya - Image by J Mulwa/Mercy Corps Blog

Our blog explores what tech firms, agroproducers, private sector actors, government, Non-Governmental Organisations and donors need to know about the impact of social media in the drylands.
A Saudi returnee with a mobile phone returns to her home in Ethiopia - image by Ayene / UNICEF - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

Digital financial and information services can transform the livelihoods of agro producers across Ethiopia. This blog - based on a SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin event - explains how.
A farmer in Menz, Ethiopia gets help from her 10 year old daughter in keeping her sheep. Blog

SPARC’s Director reflects on what is most needed to support climate resilience in the drylands of Africa and the Middle East.

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