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Dynamic Drylands episode 4: Pastoralism 4.0: Inventiveness and innovation in the drylands


This final episode of Dynamic Drylands looks at the innovations which are making a difference in the drylands: from social media and the ‘Shepherds Eye in the Sky’ app, to new forms of harambee.

How can a smartphone app improve the way pastoralists and farmers interpret weather and climate patterns? How does AI help with cattle sales? And how are new forms of social support transforming women’s lives and livelihoods?

In this fourth and final episode of Dynamic Drylands, Bola Mosuro finds out about the innovative systems and strategies that herders and farmers are adopting to navigate new uncertainties.

Dynamic Drylands is a podcast which explores new ways of thinking about aid, development and resilience in the drylands of Africa and the Middle East. It is produced by ODI's Global Risks and Resilience team for Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises (SPARC), a six-year research programme managed by Cowater, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Mercy Corps and ODI and commissioned by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Podcast production by Loftus Media.

Contributors: Diba Wako, Tahira Mohamed, Alexis Teyie, Joshua Laizer.

Host: Bola Mosuro.