30 January 2020, Moroto, Uganda - Karamojong people belonging to a traditional group singing songs to share knowledge about weather and animal health gets ready perform in a resting area for pastoralist and their cattle next to Mt. Moroto, Uganda in the proximity of the Kenyan border on January 30, 2020.The songs are used as a way to share knowledge between different pastoralist communities and the group performs periodically in different villages and pastoralist resting areas supported by FAO and Ugandan Government.
FAO 'Cross-border coordination' practices and set of interventions focus on revitalizing a tradition of resource and knowledge sharing between cross-border tribal groups that had been badly strained by years of violent, inter-ethnic strife, including armed cattle raids, in addition to the effects of a rapidly changing climate. Now, new agreements are in place to offer grazing opportunities across borders, share knowledge on animal health, and develop a joint drought response. As a result, cross-border livestock and grain trade has been restored, local communities are more empowered in government planning and have developed more resilience to climate change, and the health of cattle and other livestock has improved.
Photo credit must be given: ©FAO/Luis Tato