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The Karrayyu: pastoralism under threat

Uncertain future
  • Uncertain future
  • Uniquely adapted
  • Livestock essential for survival
  • Resources under threat
  • Rethinking pastoralism
  • A new approach
  • Capturing indigenous knowledge
  • Diversification
  • Moving with the times

Uncertain future

The Karrayyu are one of the last remaining Oromo pastoralist groups in Ethiopia. Although they are strong and resourceful with a rich cultural heritage, their future is threatened due to changing economic, social and climatic conditions.

picture credit: © Eric Lafforgue



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