Call for Papers: P2CG symposium “Pastoralism in the course of global change”


P2CG calls on research and development stakeholders to contribute to the exchange of knowledge. The submission of a communication proposal is made in the form of a short text in french or english of 900 words or 2 pages maximum, with structured plan and bibliography.

The texts of the proposals are to be deposited via the P2CG platform until 30 june 2017.

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Recommendations in terms of formatting proposals are to be downloaded via the link

The scientific committee will evaluate each of the proposals and validate its positioning on one of the thematic axes by proposing to the authors to present it in the form of a summary, short communication (10 ‘) or poster.

A commented review on the proposals will be adressed to each author in the 30 september 2017.

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The originality of P2CG lies in the broad and ecosystemic approach of pastoralism that includes both resources, animals and practices that humans and pastoral societies implement daily in confronting the realities of change. These societies are waiting for prospective visions regarding adaptations to be conducted. With particular emphasis on scientific communities and actors interacting in pastoral and coastal areas in both East and West Africa, the Colloquium will focus on sharing on:

  • the current pastoral dynamics and prospects in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • the state of knowledge, knowledge, shared representations on pastoralism in the face of socio-economic, ecological and climatic issues;
  • the existing and future methods and tools for improving the support and management of pastoral systems;
  • the current arrangements and needs for knowledge transfer in pastoralism. 

The P2CG symposium “Pastoralism in the course of global change” aims to:

Situate the major mutations faced by livestock, breeders and systems, in the plurality of perceptions of operational, institutional or scientific actors

Clarify the challenges, obstacles and opportunities that pastoralism encounters,

Assess the stakes for the future in terms of:

  • contribution to the economy and food in the emergence of concerns such as agro-ecology, globalisation, poverty alleviation and security;
  • adaptation to climate change and mitigation of climate effects;
  • resilience to vulnerability, poverty and risk
  • technical and organisational innovations;
  • ecosystemic contribution to the production of services;
  • support by public policies,

Explore jointly the alternatives around which breeders, research, public organizations and policy makers could guide their future actions.

In aims to promote the emergence in Africa of a genuine network of information exchange, training and partnership between civil society and the regional and international scientific communities involved in teaching and development through research on pastoralism, the PPZS ( ) organize, As part of its activities, this international science-society colloquium on the theme:

“Pastoralism in the current of global changes: stakes, challenges and prospects”

The Pastoralism and Drylands Partnership Platform PPZS is a joint R&D initiative associating researchers and teachers from the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), of the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), the Ecological Monitoring Centre (CSE), and the Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD).

More information is available on the symposium website.