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Support nomadic forms of farming in mountainous and arid zones


Preserve the traditional nomadic farming system and improve the livelihoods of nomadic herders by increasing / stabilising household incomes in remote regions.

Farming in mountainous and arid zones is subject to extreme climatic conditions that can often pose an existential threat. At the same time, this form of agriculture forms part of the country’s national identity and may contribute to the maintenance and preservation of arid grazing land. It can also be of relevance to national security in the country, as nomads are often an ethnic minority. Long-term prospects for the farming population should be borne in mind when providing this support.


  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
  • Legal frameworks that support water user groups and do not discriminate against other entrepreneurial joint ventures (level playing field)
  • Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
  • Skilled / specialised personnel to man the respective institutions / provide the respective services

Possible Negative Effects

  • Inadequate monitoring and pasture management can lead to overgrazing
  • Nepotism and corruption
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Implementation Level
  • On Site
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • medium
  • long
Administrative Complexity
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Labour & Social Affairs
Trade Impact
not distorting
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