OM A126

Pastoralism and sustainable development: proceedings

Capone R. (ed.), Bottalico F. (ed.), El Bilali H. (ed.), Ottomano Palmisano G. (ed.), Cardone G. (ed.), Acquafredda A. (ed.). Pastoralism and sustainable development: proceedings. Bari : CIHEAM, 2021. 259 p. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 126). International e-Workshop organized in the framework of PACTORES project, 2021/07/14-15, Valenzano, Bari, (Italy) .


This issue of Options Méditerranéennes encompasses the Proceedings of the international e-Workshop Pastoralism and Sustainable Development. The two-day e-workshop took place on July 14-15, 2021, within the project PACTORES (Pastoral ACTORs, Ecosystem services and Society as key elements of agro-pastoral systems in the Mediterranean). The e-workshop served as a forum for the exchange of insights, ideas and good practices regarding the multifaceted nexus between pastoralism and sustainable development in the Mediterranean and beyond. The aim was to ensure the sustainability and perpetuity of pastoralism while improving the living conditions and livelihoods of pastoral communities in line with the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop consisted of a keynote plenary session and four thematic sessions that addressed the connections between pastoralism and sustainable development: (1) environment, ecology and ecosystem services; (2) society and culture; (3) economy and finance; and (4) policy, institutions and governance. The keynote speeches addressed trends and challenges for sustainable development of sheep and goat systems as well as agro-ecology and agro-pastoral systems in Corsica (France) and the argan tree area in Morocco. The results of the e-workshop should inform evidence-based actions and policies for the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Mediterranean and beyond.


Politiques Agricole et Alimentaire, Sécurité Alimentaire, Nutrition