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PENHA-IFAD Prosopis Regional Conference

PENHA with the support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in collaboration with the University College London (UCL) and the Ethiopian Agro-pastoral Development Association (EAPDA) organised a regional conference on Prosopis under the title of 'Exploring Prosopis Management and Policy Options in the Greater Horn of Africa' in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 26th to 27th 2014. 

Exploring Prosopis Management & Policy Options in the Greater Horn of Africa: Proceedings of a Regional Conference, February 2015.

The proceedings includes six major sections, namely: 

Introduction with the Keynote Speech – H.E. Dr. Gebreegziyabher Gebreyohanes, State Minister for Livestock Resource Development Sector, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia; 

Summary of Papers and Presentations;

Thematic Group Discussions and Outcomes - Summary; 

Key Recommendations and Joint Statement by Participants; 

Closing Remarks – Dagmawi Haileselassie, IFAD Representative and 

Concluding Observations. 

Three documents are also annexed: the conference programme, joint statement as well as list of conference participants.

Please click the link to access the document in English.

Please click the link to access the document in Spanish.

Conference joint statement

Please follow the link to access the joint statement in three languages (English, Arabic and Somali). 

Training Manual On Improved Animal Feeding and Fodder Conservation Practices from Prosopis Juliflora in Sudan

By Dr. Nuha H. Talib for the PENHA IFAD Project in Sudan and Somaliland



Prosopis Juliflora is known for its expansive nature in the Greater Horn of Africa. Most of the countries of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are affected by the specie. As it is affecting the livelihoods of millions in countries including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan, it is no more a national issue rather a regional concern that need to be addressed with regional interventions.

Photo credit: Horn Communications, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia