NEWS: Leading change for pastoralism in Africa: PRISE at the Pôle Pastoralisme et Zones Sèches conference

PRISE researchers have presented research findings at the Pôle Pastoralisme et Zones Sèches (PPSZ) conference, in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the project’s key role in the Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) Towards Livestock Value Chain Research and Transformation in the Sahel and Horn of Africa.

The PPSZ conference, held in Dakar, Senegal, from November 20 to 24, has brought together key stakeholders from west and east Africa – including the Minister of Livestock, Senegal, and the President of the Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS).

PRISE activities included:

  • A PRISE Africa Regional Dialogue session at which Elizabeth Carabine, PRISE Co-Principal Investigator and Project 3 Lead, presented on the project’s innovative value chain analysis, ‘Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) and showcased a short film on VC-ARID and the potential it has to help transform the value chain of the livestock sector in Karamoja, Uganda.
  • Catherine Simonet, PRISE Research Fellow, led on plenary discussions.
  • Stephen Moiko, PRISE consultant at Kenya Markets Trust, presented on ‘Land tenure reform and pastoralist rangeland governance – What can be learned from East Africa?’ Drawing on research implemented in Tanzania and Kenya, Stephen addressed practices and experiences of rangeland management planning, as well as insights for West Africa.
  • Waoundé Diop, PRISE Project 3 Senegal Country Lead, Assane Bèye and Néné Dia Ndiaye, working on research on the cow’s milk and beef value chains in Senegal as part of Project 3, presented country research results.

The conference, is part of a series of workshops and training events to be held between October 2017 and August 2018 as part of PRISE collaboration in the Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) Towards Livestock Value Chain Research and Transformation in the Sahel and Horn of Africa.

 

 

 

Image: Succession of African Nguni Cattle, by ChanelBcreating.