FAO _ COAG approves the declaration of an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists for 2026

After long process of lobbying within the UN system : Our proposal to declare an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists for 2026 has taken a huge step toward being a reality. Today at the FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) meeting, the Mongolian Government took the lead and presented the proposal giving a short and …

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WAMIP joins the International Steering Group campaigning for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists

Beginning in early 2016, many organizations began working together to gain support for a United Nations designated International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP). This led to the formalization of an IYRP Steering Committee that has spearheaded this effort by actively engaging with colleagues and interested parties around the world. The Steering Committee has coordinated …

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Pastoralists send message at COP25 of Climate Change Madrid convention ” We are part of the solution, not of the problem “

A delegation of pastoralists from East Africa, West Africa, Arctic, South America and Europe walked with a flock of 300 sheep by the Alternative Summit and hold a press conference at COP25. This Thursday 12 of December , after arriving to Madrid with a flock of 300 endangered sheep of the race Rubia del Molar, …

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WAMIP TAKES PART AT PASTORALIST KNOWLEDGE HUB MEETING 18-19 NOVEMBER 2019

The PKH is a project by FAO to bring pastoralists and international actors together to integrate pastoralist concerns into international policy dialogue. It serves both as a repository of relevant documents on pastoralism and pastoral people’s livelihoods, and as a neutral forum for exchange and alliance building among pastoralists and stakeholders.At this meeting there will be representatives from East Africa ( …

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WAMIP JOINS PROTESTS BY RAJASTHAN CAMEL HERDERS

 Rajasthan’s camel population keeps plummeting further, despite various programmes and initiatives from government. The reason for the decline are primarily lack of income from keeping herds, in addition to disappearance of camel grazing areas.We join the campaign carried this November by our member organisation LPP and the Raika pastoralists to address the office of the Chief Minister of …

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