WISP Press Releases

The Press Releases feature calls for action on various issues affecting pastoralists around the globe. WISP aims to attract attention of various actors like governments and other policy makers.


Naroo Plains

Enhancing food security in pastoral areas through pastoralism and mobility

The CFS 40 was held in Rome Italy from 7th to 11th October 2013 under the theme "constraints to smallholder investments, biofuels and food security. During this year's event WISP was invited to be part of the plenary at a side event on  "Sustainable, Equitable and Viable food Syatems: civil society messages for the international year of family farming and beyond" …   | French | Spanish

11 Oct 2013 | Article
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Garba Tula drylands project, Kenya

Defying drought: nomads have the answer

Mobile pastoralism is part of the solution to the drought in the Horn of Africa, according to the IUCN-hosted World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). …   | French | Spanish

30 Aug 2011 | News story

Women’s Voices in Pastoralist Choices

 The Global Gathering of Women Pastoralists to be held in Mera, India from the 21-26 November 2010, will be a first of its kind aimed at bringing together pastoral women, from across the world. The gathering’s goal is to contribute to empowerment of women pastoralists to participate equitably in decision-making within their community, government and other national, regional and international fora and to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by women pastoralists in the shifting social, economic and ecological environments. …   | French | Spanish

07 Oct 2010 | Media advisory
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Pablo Manzano
Global Coordinator
WISP (World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism)

Why pastoralism deserves a better press

Pastoralism provides direct and indirect benefits to the environment in dryland areas and deserves more recognition of this contribution, according to a new report by World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | News story

Pastoralism: more than meets the eye

Pastoralism continues to be undervalued despite its contribution to developing countries’ economies and environmental sustainability, according to a study by the World Initiative for Sustainable Pastoralism (WISP). …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

Doum palm material stacks in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria.

A way of life is feeling the heat

International development policies are undermining the long term survival of some of the globe's poorest communities, argues Masego Madzwamuse, IUCN's regional programme development officer and focal person for southern African drylands. She says the skills and knowledge needed to survive in the world's harsh drylands are being sacrificed in the name of progress. …  

19 Jun 2008 | News story
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