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The Social, Political and Ecological Dimensions of Pastoral Mobilities in South Asia

Panel organisers and participants with the members of the Commission for Nomadic People at the IUAES conference. By Suraj Pratap Singh Bhati, Rashmi Singh and Ryan UnksThis blog is based on the discussions during a panel at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science Conference (IUAES), held between 14-20…

FAO’s Global Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Livestock Transformation 2023

FAO Global Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Livestock Transformation, September 2023 in Rome. Written by Abdul Wahid Khan, PhD student, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FA0) organised the first-ever Global Youth Dialogue on Sustainable Livestock Transformation on 25-27th…

Cactuses and goats

In the dry tropical forest of the reserve of Tehuacán in the Oaxaca State, Mexico, amongst ancient cactuses that stretch to the sky and play with the clouds, two herders, a couple, herd their pastoreña goats, while fulfilling their love for nature, remoteness, and calmness. They migrate with the changing seasons…

Pastoralist-to-Pastoralist International Virtual Form on Covid-19

Pastoralists from Asia and Africa led a unique international discussion on April 19, 2021. This inspiring event brought together pastoralists from Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Mongolia and Tanzania to talk about their lives, herding and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ‘Covid-19 and Pastoralists – International Virtual Forum’ was the first…

Life on our planet. A reflection on Pastoralism, development and climate change

Last September (2020), David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet was premiered across the globe. Described as a personal ‘witness statement’, the film is the latest call by the then-93-year-old British naturalist to reverse our impact on global climate and biodiversity.