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Drylands Transform; Achieving the SDGs in East African drylands: Pathways and challenges towards a social-ecological transformation of landscapes, livestock and livelihoods

Research project Drylands cover 40 % of the global land area, host 2 billion people, and support approximately 50% of the world’s livestock population.

In the drylands of East Africa, pastoral and agropastoral livelihoods are prominent. There are major problems with land degradation, low agricultural productivity, rapid population growth, widespread poverty and poor public health.

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Project overview

Project period:

2020-10-01 2024-09-30

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science

Research area

Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science

External funding


Project description

In Drylands Transform we will investigate the links between land health, livestock-based livelihoods, human well-being, and land management and governance in the border region between Kenya and Uganda. The project is led by SLU Uppsala and includes reearchers from universities in Sweden, Kenya and Uganda as well as international research and communication centers.

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Latest update: 2021-06-24