Water harvesting intervention in livelihood improvement and conflict reduction

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2019


Conflict in South Sudan over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. This practice introduced haffirs closer to where they are needed, and increased availability of water for livestock and domestic water supply during the dry season. This reduced seasonal pastoralists’ movement and potential for conflict over limited water. Income from livestock production and other productive activities has increased.