The Kiserian Pastoralist Statement

December 9th to 15th 2013: 120 pastoralist leaders representing communities in 48 countries worldwide gathered in Kiserian,Kenya, to share experiences and concerns about the Global Transition to a Green Economy. Pastoralism—the extensive production of livestock in rangeland ecosystems—is one of the most environmental friendly food systems on earth, but its potential to provide meat, milk and fibre as well as environmental services, such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and protection of water sheds, is continuously eroded by poorly conceived policies and investments, by neglectof basic human rights, and by disruption to appropriate rangeland management practices, including mobility.

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