Getting It Right
Synthesis Paper - Understanding Livelihoods to Reduce the Vulnerability of Pastoral Communities
Understanding the diversity of pastoral livelihoods is central to designing responses that are proportionate and well-targeted, and obviate the use of negative coping strategies that undermine the long-term sustainability of livelihoods. The study on which this Synthesis Paper is based argues that the increasing vulnerability to food insecurity that pastoralists face stems from the failure to put the protection of pastoral livelihoods at the center of emergency preparedness, planning and response mechanisms.
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