Saverio Krätli - Pastoralists and natural resources

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Presentation at the STEPS Conference 2010 - Pathways to Sustainability: Agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice

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Saverio Krätli - Pastoralists and natural resources

  1. 1. <ul><li>Pastoralists and Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Saverio Krätli </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS Conference 23-24 September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Development Studies </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prologue </li></ul><ul><li>What if NRM analytical frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>make pastoralists invisible and unthinkable? </li></ul><ul><li>— > endless problems in defining and classifying ‘pastoralism’ </li></ul><ul><li>— > a fundamentally different way of using the environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Scene One </li></ul><ul><li>The NR question: ‘how much is left?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific American Sept 2010 on oil </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>— > NR is a hybrid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>— > resources and technology </li></ul><ul><li>— > ‘resource’ expresses relationship not substance </li></ul><ul><li>— > NR in historical perspective </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Scene Two </li></ul><ul><li>A genealogy of the notion of ‘natural resource’? </li></ul><ul><li>— > use in NRM and environmental history: a black-boxed notion </li></ul><ul><li>— > from national to natural: a journey of purification? </li></ul><ul><li>— > between consumption and conservation: different interests, same play field? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Scene Three </li></ul><ul><li>Do specialised pastoralists use the environment in a different way? </li></ul><ul><li>— > relying on asymmetric distribution? </li></ul><ul><li>— > integration in all breeding/production strategies </li></ul><ul><li>— > manipulating animals’ experience of the environment </li></ul><ul><li>— > farming with livestock? </li></ul><ul><li>— > from natural resources to pastoral resources? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Scene Four </li></ul><ul><li>Africa's indigenous livestock as ‘untapped’ genetic resources </li></ul><ul><li>— > AnGR as a case of ‘natural resources’ </li></ul><ul><li>— > the framing of pastoralists’ livestock as AnGR </li></ul><ul><li>— > what use & what users? </li></ul><ul><li>— > protecting ‘livestock keepers’ right to their AnGR’ </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Scene Five </li></ul><ul><li>From wastelands to production. </li></ul><ul><li>— > NRM policies and the issue of ‘mise en valeur’ </li></ul><ul><li>— > defending pastoralists’ ‘right to access natural resources’ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Open end </li></ul>

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