Pastoral communities should be included in conservation initiatives – but the ecology of pastoral lands has long been misunderstood.
Labels that emphasise the social identities of the contending parties not only impede efforts to comprehend their causes but also obscure their vast dimensions.
To end banditry, Nigeria first needs to tackle poverty, hunger and unemployment.
Uncertainty must be embraced and harnessed for the better because stability never lasts long.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
Farmer-herder conflict is taking its toll on productivity in northern Nigeria. Efforts to solve this problem must include all stakeholders and take into account their concerns.
Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past – and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate.
Institutional problems make it difficult to satisfy livestock and crop farmers’ interests, already in contest over agricultural resources.
The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.
Beyond the struggle for land and water, new triggers of conflict between farmers and herders have emerged in northern Nigeria.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
A survey of San ostrich eggshell beads - a common find at archaeological sites - paints a bigger picture of hunter-gatherers, herders and shifting cultural tradition.
Pastoralism is a central part of many Africans’ identity. But how and when did this way of life get started on the continent? Ancient DNA can reveal how herding populations spread.
Northern Nigeria’s cattle rustling problem is aggravated by the regions ungoverned forests.
What do traditional Maasai people use mobile phones for?
There are many theories on how livestock made its way to South Africa. The answer is quite complex and not as simple as one would think.