Ghana: take 70,900 metric tons of frozen chicken, add politics

A billboard advertising chicken in Accra, Ghana. By alew on Flickr By Jim Sumberg and John Thompson Convenors, STEPS Centre Livestock project The well known expression – that [something] is ‘as likely as turkeys voting for Christmas’ – makes an intriguing and to date poorly understood link between poultry and electoral politics. But in some…

COP 18: Climate change resources

A range of resources relevant to the issues being discussed at COP18. Rapid environmental change and the key development challenges of alleviating poverty and inequity are inseparable and increasingly complex. The STEPS Centre’s work looks at how pathways to sustainability – linking environmental integrity with social justice – can be built in today’s complex, dynamic world. Investigating…

“Pastoralism” book launch, 29 November, London

On 29 November, we’re launching the book Pastoralism and Development in Africa with a panel debate and drinks reception in Central London, held in association with the Royal African Society. Book launchPastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones 29 November 2012London House Large…

Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic change at the margins

This new book takes a fresh look at the livestock sector in the Horn of Africa. The region is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: drought, famine, conflict and suffering. But this is only part of the story. Looking at the regional centres and their hinterlands, where pastoralists operate, reveals a booming…

STEPS Centre newsletter – autumn 2012

A bumper edition of the quarterly newsletter this autumn includes details of our upcoming annual symposium, Credibility Across Cultures, next year’s Summer School, a prestigious award win as well as work on the Post-2015 agenda, low carbon development, land-grabbing plus a lot more besides. Our newsletters aim to keep you up-to-date on the latest research, publications and events  from the STEPS…