by Ian Scoones and Michele Nori
Welcome to the new PASTRES blog! Its launch marks the beginning of a new European Research Council funded project, Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins (PASTRES) led by Ian Scoones at IDS, Sussex and Michele Nori at EUI, Florence.
We are asking: What lessons can we learn for global challenges from pastoral systems responding to uncertainty? Together with local partners and students, we will be working in pastoral areas across three continents: China (Qinghai plateau), Italy (Sardinia) and Kenya (Isiolo), where we will be exploring responses to uncertainty across three areas: environment/resources, markets/commodities and institutions/governance.