McPeak paper presented at international conference on food and nutrition security

McPeak,-JohnResilience and Pastoralism in Africa South of the Sahara, a paper co-authored by Professor John McPeak, was presented recently by co-author Peter Little of Emory University at an International Food Policy Research Institute conference in Ethiopia.  The paper looks at how the recent popularity of the term “resilience” in the development discourse concerning arid and semi-arid lands in Africa can be traced to two major international issues:  climate change and recurrent humanitarian crises.  Both of these phenomena have strong relevance for African pastoralism, which many climate-change models show will be strongly impacted. The paper draws on research findings and data from northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia gathered for the Pastoral Risk Management Project, as well as studies from elsewhere in Africa. 05/20/14