Dryland pastoralism is an important livelihood for many communities in the Horn of Africa. It is one of the principal sources of meat for the entire region and a source of income for many. With growing populations and increasing urbanization, more pressure has been put on pastoralist grazing lands and water resources than ever before. How do we address the effects of the changing climate on livestock? What policies should be in place to ensure that pastoralism remains a productive agricultural system? Join us on Twitter to discuss livestock resilience with livestock experts from around the world. We'll address the guiding questions below, as well as any questions you may have.
Twitter accounts to follow
Potential Guiding Questions
- What role do drylands and pastoralists play for food security in Africa?
- How will global climate change affect livestock value chains in Africa?
- What does "resilience" mean for African pastoralists?
- What improved management practices can help build livestock resilience to climate change?
- What policies are needed to facilitate livestock production in Africa?
- Share a story - have you seen the effects of climate change on agriculture firsthand?
- What do you think are the key global livestock research priorities?
How to participate
- If you are new to Twitter, visit Twitter.com to sign up for an account. (For more tips on getting started, check out our Twitter training.)
- Explore the guiding questions that will be discussed during the chat.
- Join us for discussion by using the hashtag #AskAg and following @Agrilinks.
- You can also follow on Twubs or through the livestream below.
USAID Bureau for Food Security
Pierre Ferrari @HeiferCEO
Christie Peacock @SidaiAfrica
Dorine Odongo @Dorinebolo
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)