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PARIMA - Pastoral Risk Management in Southern Ethiopia

by Portal Web Editor last modified Nov 13, 2015 08:48 PM
Contributors: Robert Caputo
This film was made possible by the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program and USAID.
Pastoral people have lived on the Borana Plateau of southern Ethiopia for centuries. But their traditional way of life is threatened by recurrent droughts, human and livestock population growth, and increased competition --even armed conflict--over ever-scarcer pasture and water. The GL-CRSP Pastoral Risk Management project (PARIMA) conducted research, training, and outreach to help people diversify their livelihoods away from complete dependence on livestock.

This is the story of PARIMA and some of those people. Film by Robert Caputo.

Video Run time 15 minutes.


For More information contact:

  • Joyce M. Turk
    Senior Livestock Advisor, USAID/Bureau for Food Security
  • Dr. D. Layne Coppock,
    Associate Professor (Human dimensions and applied ecology in rangelands and small-farm systems; international development; adoption-diffusion of innovations; action research methods),
    Department: Environment & Society
    Departmental Role: Environment & Society Faculty
    Status: Faculty, Faculty Advisor
    Utah State University
    College of Natural Resources
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