The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network for capacity building through exchange of practical experience and appropriate knowledge on food security in the drylands of Africa. The DCG networks in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan consist of NGOs as well as research institutions and governmental structures. DCG Norway administers funds from Norad to research projects and from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to information and policy work linked to the UNCCD and dryland challenges.
Pastoralists in Southern Ethiopia: Dispossession, Access to Resources and Dialogue with Policy Makers
DCG Report No. 53 | October 2008
In spite of their economic contributions, the Ethiopian pastoralists have been subject to political marginalisation. There are increasing trends of pastoral land dispossession in favour of development projects which impoverish pastoral societies, restrict their access to natural resources and limit their mobility. Read more »
Trends in Sustainable Development: Agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought
Report produced for the Commission on Sustainable Development 16 and 17 (2008-2009). Read more »
Allier santé des écosystèmes et bien-être des populations.
Dossier thématique numéro 7 du CSFD | July 2008
Ce dossier thématique n°7 du CSFD aborde, dans une démarche de communication, de partage et de discussion, la présentation des éléments majeurs de l’approche que soustend cette locution ‘Restauration du capital naturel’ appliquée aux zones arides et semi-arides. Read more »
IFAD and FAO | July 2008
Insecure access to water for consumption and productive uses is a major constraint on poverty reduction in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Read more »
DCG Proceedings No. 24 | July 2008
Workshop organized by the Drylands Coordination Group Norway and Caritas Norway, in collaboration with Norad and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo May 14th 2008. Read more »
Washington, DC: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA), 2007. | June 2008
This study was designed to assess the impact of stability resulting from the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on the most food insecure and nutritionally vulnerable areas and groups in southern Sudan and the Three Areas, and make recommendations about how Title II and Disaster Assistance (DA) resources should be used in addressing the prevailing food security issues. Read more »
Sudan Working Paper (SWP 2008:1) | May 2008
The pastoral sector in Sudan in general and in the Blue Nile State in particular has been marginalized and impoverished as a result of detrimental state policies, deteriorating environmental conditions and encroaching civil war. In order to survive these assaults, poor households among the Rufa’a al Hoi ethnic group were the first to settle and engage in activities only remotely related to the pastoral sector. Read more »
Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative Policy Brief Number 2, November 2007 Read more »
Policy brief by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Union.
Sahelian rural populations’ needs are sourced from on-farm indigenous tree species. Access, use and management of indigenous tree species within their territories are restricted however, by forestry laws hence limiting livelihoods. This has built suspicion and discontent between foresters and natural resource users. Read more »