Landless mobile herders; socio-economic; Landuse and tenure; Hindukush- Himalaya; Northern Pakistan; Grazing; Livestock
Rahim Inam, Syed Iqmail Shah, Rueff Henri, Maselli Daniel (2012), Landless Mobile Pastoralists. Securing their Role as Custodians of Northern Pakistan’s Mountains. Proceedings - Regional Workshop, Islamabad, 24-26 April 2012
, Centre for Development and Environment , Bern.
Dougill Andrew, Stringer Lindsay, Leventon Julia, Ridell Mike, Rueff Henri, Spracklen Dominik, Butt Edward (2012), Lessons from community-based payment for ecosystem service schemes: from forests to rangelands, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
, 367(1606), 3178-3190.
Stringer Lindsay, Dougill Andrew, Thomas Andrew, Spracklen Dominik, Chesterman Susan, Ifejika Speranza Chinwe, Rueff Henri, Ridell Mike, Williams M, Beedy Tracy, Abson D, Klintenberg Patrik, Syampungani S, Powell P, Palmer A, Seely Mary, Mkwambisi D, Falcao M, Sitoe A, Ross S, Kopolo Goodspeed (2012), Challenges and opportunities in linking carbon sequestration, livelihoods, and ecosystem service provision in drylands, in Environmental Science and Policy
, 19(20), 121-135.
Ojeda Gabriel, Rueff Henri, Rahim Inam (2012), Sustaining mobile pastoralists in the mountains of northern Pakistan
Rueff Henri, Schwartz Moshe (2012), Can carbon finance enhance desert afforestation and serve smallholders' needs?, in Mol Lisa, Sternberg Troy (ed.), The White Horse Press, Isle of Harris, xxx-xxx.
Saleem Mohammad, Rahim Inam, Rueff Henri, Khan Momen, Maselli Daniel, Wiesmann Urs (2012), Effect of management on reproductive performances of the Achai cattle in the Hindu Kush (Northern Pakistan), in Tropical Animal Health and Production
, 44(6), 1297-1302.
Khan Momen, Rahim Inam, Rueff Henri, Saleem Mohammad, Maselli Daniel, Mohammad Sher, Wiesmann Urs (2011), Conserving indigenous animal genetic resources as a coping strategy to adapt to climate change: the Azikheli Buffalo in Northern Mountains of Pakistan, in Livestock Research for Rural Development
, 23(12), none-none.
Rahim Inam, Maselli Daniel, Rueff Henri, Wiesmann Urs, Mohammad Sher (2011), Indigenous fodder trees can increase grazing accessibility for landless and mobile pastoralists in northern Pakistan, in Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice
, 1(2), none-none.
Saleem Mohammad, Rahim Inam, Rueff Henri, Khan Momen, Maselli Daniel, Wiesmann Urs (2010), Mountain cattle breed for coping with climate change: needs for conserving and reintroducing the Achai in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Northern Pakistan, in Tropentag 2010: Conference on International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management a
, ETH, Zurich.
Rueff Henri, Rahim Daniel (2010), Carbon finance and dryland afforestation
Saleem Mohammad, Rahim Inam, Jalali S, Rueff Henri, Khan Momen, Maselii Daniel, Wiesmann Urs, Mohammad Sher, Morphological characterization of the Achai cattle breed under sedentary and transhumant farming system, in Animal Genetic Resources
Khan Momen, Rahim Inam, Rueff Henri, Jalali S, Saleem Mohammad, Maselli Daniel, Mohammad Sher, Wiesmann Urs, Morphological characterization of the Azikheli buffalo, in Animal Genetic Resources
Rueff Henri, Rahim Inam, Maselli Daniel, Mountain pastoralism, green economy, sustainable development and poverty, in Kohler (ed.).
In the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan (NWFP) conditions for irrigated agriculture and cropping are difficult due to a dominantly mountainous terrain. The majority of the territory can thus only be used extensively through different migratory livestock production systems. Among them the traditional long distance landless herder (LDLH) system has in the recent past been affected by a range of processes leading to a siege-like situation. Rapid population growth has led to the expansion of cultivated and constructed land on the expense of key pasture areas. The difficult access to social services such as veterinary, health, education and legal services has further increased the marginalization of the LDLH compared to sedentary farmers. In addition the national policies and the prevailing legal framework are favouring landowners while exclud-ing LDLH. Moreover, the local conservationist lobby - in particular the forest department - has managed to attract powerful international donors to promote the cause of bio-diversity conserva-tion through aforestation and so-called ‘social forestry programs’. By declaring the grazing land used by the LDLH as forestable land, the LDLH are the first to be expulsed. Many well-intended development projects have thus had highly negative impacts on this population group making it ultimately an easy prey for fundamentalists.So far neither the land use system of LDLH nor the above described problematic has been inves-tigated in more details despite the fact that the LDLH account for about twenty percent of the local rural population. The main cause for this surprising situation may be found in the difficulty to communicate with people who are constantly on the move without having a voice. Therefore we propose to assess the current situation of LDLH by focusing on issues related to their mobil-ity, the condition of pastures, and the access to social services using a variety of methods and a strong participatory approach. Based on the gained improved understanding, options, opportuni-ties and recommendations will be identified and jointly discussed with the various stakeholder groups in multi-level multi-stakeholder dialogues. The principle assumption of the project is, that by involving the mobile herders as the real future managers of the pastures not only the ecologic environment can be improved but also the socio-economic conditions which shape the livelihoods of the LDLH. Ultimately this may help in reducing the potential for violent conflicts among the local population in an area which is already suffering from different internal and external inter-ventions fuelling violence.