Economics of Pastoralism

WISP Economic of Pastoralism studies encompass the livestock economic dynamics and contributions to various countrys' GDP's. This is a powerful tool to stimulate investments in the sector and make favorable policies to a sector that is hugely undervalued. Marketing developments as well stimulate pastoralism networking.

 

Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus? Status, challenges and policy implications

Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus? Status, challenges and policy implications

This study focuses on pastoralism's current and future potential for securing sustainable managment and green economy outcomes from the world's rangelands. It synthesises existing evidence and uses practical examples from mobile pastoralism in Europe, Latin America, North America, Central, Western and Southern Asia, Australia and throughout Africa to both demonstrate the system's inherent characteristics for adaptive sustainability and some of the key opportunities and challenges for promoting development in rangelands. Finally, the study identifies the key enabling conditions required for pastoralism to deliver on its potential role in a Green Economy

Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus? Status, challenges and policy implications

Pastoralism and the green economy – a natural nexus?

Briefing Note

Pastoralism—extensive livestock production in the rangelands—is one of the most sustainable food systems on the planet. Pastoralists safeguard natural capital in more than a quarter of the world’s land area. Pastoralism is both a livestock management system and a way of life that provides globally important ecosystem services, which are enjoyed far beyond the boundaries of the rangelands. Herd mobility is central to sustainable pastoralism and can be practiced at different scales depending on local conditions: from short-term localised movements to longrange seasonal migrations

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