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News from PASTRES: July 2022

How well do policy frameworks in pastoral regions respond to issues of uncertainty? Four new papers (on Europe, West Asia and North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Sahel, and Asia) reflect on the issues in global regions, identifying some major problems and challenges.

1 July 2022

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The growth of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe

The growth of urban agriculture in Zimbabwe has been phenomenal. Every space seems to be cultivated, with a huge array of crops. Today you see tractors, irrigation pumps, trucks carrying produce to markets, with significant investments in commercialised agriculture happening alongside...

28 June 2022

Opinion

Loliondo evictions: bad for people, conservation and pastoralism

On 7 June, a paramilitary group estimated to be around 700 people – mostly police, park rangers, military and other security forces – arrived in the Loliondo area of Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Violence followed, including the shooting and arrests of local residents protesting against the...

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Pablo Manzano

28 June 2022

Opinion

Can inclusive trade policy tackle multiple global challenges?

International trade contributes to economic growth and development, not just through flows of goods and services, but also in connecting different people and cultures. Yet, as the world faces multiple and interrelated global challenges, international trade is often heavily attributed. As the...

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Amrita Saha & 2 others

23 June 2022

Opinion

PASTRES – update on our affiliate projects

PASTRES is supporting six new projects on pastoralism in various settings around the world during 2022 and 2023. Small grants have been awarded to our affiliate and post-doctoral researchers, whose projects were selected after a call for proposals in early 2022.

17 June 2022

Opinion

A failed opportunity to tackle food inequity

Making the food system work for everybody’s health and the environment requires radical government policy addressing many areas of the food system – but England’s new Food Strategy fails to do this. England’s new Food Strategy sounded promising with the right mindset, committed...

16 June 2022

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Are high fossil fuel prices good for the planet?

In the UK, it now costs more than £100 to fill up a typical family car with petrol, and oil prices could rise even further. But are such high prices for fossil fuels a bad thing? While attention is focused on measures to tackle the global cost of living crisis, there has been much less focus...

16 June 2022