What are the main challenges faced by pastoralist livestock keepers in Burkina Faso? When Hamado Ouedraogo, our country director based in Ouagadougou, visited Belgium, we took the opportunity to find out more. Of course we also talked about the solutions we are putting in place and our demands for the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists planned for 2026.
In north-eastern Uganda, Karamojong pastoralists have been going through a difficult period since last summer. Drought combined with the impact of the war in Ukraine and insecurity has taken its toll on the most vulnerable. For our colleague Emmanuel Emaruk, pastoralism remains the best response to the challenges faced in Karamoja.
Faced with growing insecurity and a disrupted climate, livestock keepers in the Sahel often find themselves on the front lines. Thanks to our digitised information system, they have access to reliable and up-to-date information about security and pastures. That enables them to make the best decisions for the transhumance of their herds.