A recent technical brief presents some major points about pastoral systems’ resilience:
- Key factors supporting pastoralists’ resilience include strategic mobility, diversity of assets, adaptive resource management strategies,
and strong customary institutions.
- Pastoralists’ climate resilience is put under pressure by diverse non-climate stressors
- Maintaining pastoralists’ resilience to climate variability depends on an appropriate enabling environment
- Smallholder farming in drylands can learn from pastoralism to address the challenge of sustainably producing food in an increasingly unpredictable climate.