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Pastoralist systems in Dar Sila, Chad

Last updated:
10 April 2018
Concern Worldwide
Feinstein International Center

This study contributes to the understanding of the dynamics of pastoralism and farming in Dar Sila in relation to its natural, social, and economic environment.

Herds gather around a watering point in West Darfur Sudan. Photo: Hussein Sulieman.
Herds gather around a watering point in West Darfur Sudan. Photo: Hussein Sulieman.

The authors review the history of the development of pastoralism in Chad, look closely at pastoral systems in eastern Chad, review the policy and institutional context for pastoralism in Chad, and offer recommendations for practitioners working with pastoralist communities in Dar Sila and nationally in Chad. The study was originally conducted to inform and support the integration of pastoralism resilience building into the Concern Worldwide program in the Dar Sila Region.

It is also directly relevant to a range of audiences: those seeking an up-to-date and informed review of pastoralism in the eastern Chad context; those interested in the wider policy and institutional context and how to engage effectively in related processes to support the development of pastoralism; and those interested in building resilience in contexts such as the Sahel.

This document covers humanitarian aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of UK Aid. The views expressed herein should not be taken, in any way, to reflect the official opinion of UK Aid, and UK Aid is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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