PENHA Research Papers
Nick Pasiecznik, Agroforestry Enterprises (AFE), France (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Simon Choge, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya (email@example.com)
Zeremiriam Fre, University College London (UCL), UK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bereket Tsegay, Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA), UK/Ethiopia (email@example.com)
Fabiola Parra, Centro de Investigaciones de Zonas Áridas, La Molina Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pasiecznik N, Choge S, Fre Z, Tsegay B, Parra F, 2015. The Great Green Forest is here and expanding all on its own: A call for action. International Conference on Resilience, Research and Innovation, Djibouti, 26-28 October 2015.
APPROACHES OF THE LIFE NETWORK IN INDIA TO SUPPORT BIODIVERSITY-BASED LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT
Input to the Global Agenda on Sustainable Livestock
PENHA Uganda, Spring 2014
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Katushabe was born in Uganda and is a member of the Bahima pastoralist community. She is a breeder of Ankole Longhorn cattle and has been an active member of the LIFE Network since 2007 and has represented LIFE at many conferences and workshops. She is PENHA's Project Officer in Uganda. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
By Matthew Smith, PENHA
Food insecurity is an issue which remains very nebulous in modern development discourse, mainly due to the fact that because it is so multi-faceted, it is nearly impossible to fashion any sort of 'magic bullet' to eradicate it. We can, however, draw some links from it back to its antecedent circumstances and forward to certain development interventions and policies. This article is not and does not try to be comprehensive in its discussion of food security nor in its quick survey of Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The goal is to encourage the reader not only to question and be constructively critical of Chinese (and other South-South) investment as opposed to OECD investment, but also to reflect upon all of the requisite articles of development beyond mere agricultural production which must be in place for any group, community, or nation to be considered 'food secure'. This paper critically looked at Chinese investment in Ethiopia.
Economic contribution of pastoral and agro-pastoral production to food security and livelihoods systems in Africa: The case of Eastern Sudan, Eritrea and Western Ethiopia in the Horn of Africa
Zeremariam Fre and Bereket T. Tsegay
Paper presented to the UNRSID Conference on “Innovative Development Strategy IV: A Rights-based Approach to Food” Session October 24-25th 2011 Paris, France.
Economic Empowerment for Pastoralist Women: A Comparative Look at Program Experience in Uganda, Somaliland and Sudan
By John Livingstone & Everse Ruhindi
Paper presented at the International Conference on Global Land Grabbing 6-8 April 2011
Organised by the Land Deals Politics Initiative (LDPI) in collaboration with the Journal of Peasant Studies and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Policy Framework For Pastoralism in Africa: Securing, Protecting and Improving the Lives, Livelihoods and Rights of Pastoralist Communities
Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Use of alternative Animal feeds to enhance food security and environmental protection in the Sudan
(The Case of Prosopis Juliflora)
T. M. Abedelnoor; N. H. Talib; A. A. Mabrouk; M. A. Mohamed, M. I. El-Mahi H.H.Abu-Eisa; & Bokrezion.H
Editor in chief: Zeremariam Fre (PhD).
The full copy can be downloaded here
The Ecological and Socio-Economic Role of Prosopis Juliflora in Eritrea: An Analytical Assessment within the Context of Rural Development in the Horn of Africa
The full copy of the Phd dissertation can be downloaded here
Legislators and Livestock: A Comparative Analysis of Pastoralist Parliamentary Groups in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda
Final Report of the NRI/PENHA Research Project on Pastoralist Parliamentary groups, funded by DFID's Livestock Production Programme and the CAPE Unite, African Union's Inter- African Bureau for Animal Resources.
John Morton, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, April 2005
The full copy can be downloaded here.
The Ankole Longhorn Cattle sustain our Life and Livelihood: We have to conserve them
Kampala, March 2009
The launch of an important report held in February 2010 at Sanga, Nyabushozi Kiruhura District.Herders' representatives and other stakeholders led the official launch of this study. Nearly 100 people attended this meeting, almost all of whom were herders from the local district where the work had been done. 41 were women.
The importance of the work was emphasised by the number of senior government officials present, in particular the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank. In addition, representatives of LPP, LIFE and PENHA (UK) were present.
The report itself is now available in electronic form in Runyankore here.
Zeremariam Fre (PhD) Team leader, Mirghani Ibnoaf (PhD) Senior Researcher, and Hiroshi Kuwata (MSc) Researcher (PENHA)
Study commissioned by IIED / UNFPA
Khartoum, Sudan 2009
The full text of the paper can be downloaded by here (1,053 kb).
Zeremariam Fre (PhD), Lecturer at the University College London and Executive Director of PENHA
Nairobi, September 2008
The New Phenomenon of Land Grabbing in Africa and its Impact on Livelihoods and Ecosystems
A full PDF copy of the power point of the presentation is available here.
This is one of the research papers by Zeremariam Fre. This paper focus on Eastern Sudan and Eritrea, a region generally represent a wider Sahelian Scenario. Environmental degradation, famine, drought, displacement, encroachment and in the case of Eritrea, war, had a combined negative effect on pastoralism as a mode of production. The paper highlights the prevailing definitions and misconceptions about pastoralism as a mode of production and form of land use. It also critically reviews government policies and their rationale, the ongoing environmental crisis and implications for pastoral people and their mode of production. It also brought practical examples of pastoralist resilience to harsh environmental situations as evidence showed that some pastoralist group coped better to the 1984-85 massive drought of the region. The concept of sustainable development, environmental and social security has also discussed as a way forward for future research and policy. For the full version of the paper please click here.
Establishing a Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa
This is the founding conference of PENHA, held at the Overseas Development Institute in London on 30th. November 1989.