IFAD’s global pastoral development programme recognizes that pastoralists live in often remote and challenging environments and require a specialized approach to livestock development in accordance with their unique cultural and livelihood production systems. IFAD has undertaken a wide range of initiatives to support poor livestock producers, and specifically focused on the needs of pastoralist women who face particular obstacles to access the resources that they need for their livelihoods.
This How To Do Note (HTDN) complements the IFAD Toolkit and HTDN on Pastoralism produced in 2018, which highlights the importance of gender in pastoral production systems. This HTDN on Gender and Pastoralism builds on this introduction highlighting important issues and tools to use to address them. This HTDN is designed for country programme teams, consultants and technical advisors, with the objective of providing guidance on the designing of projects with gender-sensitive interventions targeted at empowering pastoralist women so as to achieve more equitable development.