Platform for pastoralists aims to give voice to millions

Launch of the Pastoralists Knowledge Hub at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

A Pastoralist Knowledge Hub has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners to enable mobile livestock keepers to connect and discuss issues like agricultural innovations or land regulations.

Some examples of well-known pastoral communities include the Bedouin of North Africa, the Maasai in East Africa and Scandinavia’s Sami people.

FAO says the hub will function as an important platform to help the nomadic people project their voices, share knowledge, and affect policy debates.

Sandra Ferrari spoke with the Coordinator of the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, Pablo Manzano, and began by asking him how pastoralists contribute to agriculture.

Duration: 3'53

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