CfP has established collaborative programs across India aimed at enhancing pastoral livelihood security, securing access to grazing resources, promoting the contributions of pastoralism to the country’s socioeconomic and cultural front through outreach, and improving our understanding of pastoralism through research. While we divide our work into four broad categories, there are obvious overlaps between these.
Our research efforts, for example, feed into our Outreach initiatives such as the Living Lightly exhibitions or into shaping our advocacy work for our wool thematic. Returns on herding are clearly dependent on having access to markets, but equally, if not more so, they are dependent on securing access to grazing. Herder lives do not exist in the silos represented below – we use these merely as a means of describing our work.