Globalisation and Pastoral Livelihood Security in Morocco


Conference in the framework of A4

Venue: Rabat (Morocco), Goethe-Institute, 7 rue de Sana'a
Date: November 11-13, 2005


November 11th, 2005
Rabat (Morocco), Goethe-Institute, 7 rue de Sana'a

6.00 - 7.30 p.m.

Opening session


Dr. Dieter Strauss (Goethe-Institut Rabat)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Gertel (SFB "Difference and Integration", University of Leipzig)
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Agbani (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II)
Prof. Dr. Fatema Mosseddaq (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II)

8.00 p.m.



November 12th, 2005
Rabat (Morocco), Goethe-Institute, 7 rue de Sana'a

8.30 – 10.00 a.m.

Session 1: Pastoral Livelihood in Morocco

08.30 a.m.

J. Chiche, Rabat:
Pastoral Livelihood Strategies in Morocco – An Enquiry into their Regional Variety.

8.55 a.m.

D. Bada, Rabat:
Structure and Dynamic of Pastoral Meat Market in Morocco.

9.20 a.m.

O. Aloui, Rabat:
Viabilité des systèmes d'élevage extensifs suite aux accords de libre-échange.

9.45 a.m.


10.00 – 10.15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10.15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Session 2: Region I: "The Middle Atlas and Atlantic Morocco"

10.15 a.m.

A. El Aich, Rabat:
Pastoralism in the Middle Atlas – Modernity, Cities and Markets.

10.40 a.m.

H. Djoudi, Basel:
Production Characteristics, Productivity and Rangeland Conditions by Sedentary, Transhumant and Nomadic Sheep Flocks by the Ireklaouen in Middle Atlas, Morocco.

11.05 a.m.

M. Aderghal, Mohammedia:
Mutations sociales et restructuration de l'espace agro sylvo pastoral dans le Massif d'Oulmes.

11.30 a.m.


12.00 –  14.00 p.m.


2.00 – 5.00 p.m.

Session 3: Region II: "The Eastern Moroccan Highlands"

2.00 p.m.

B. Tag, Fes:
Recent Transformations in Moroccan Agropastoralism in Eastern Morocco: Geographical Perspectives.

2.25 p.m.

M. Ghazal, Oujda:
L'élevage dans la Région Orientale du Maroc entre la crise du pastoralisme et les obstacles du développement.

2.50 p.m.

M. Hammoudi, Oujda:
Development Experiences with Pastoralists in Eastern Morocco.

3.15 p.m.

M. Mahdi, Meknes:
Transformations of Pastoralism in the Eastern Moroccan Highlands: Anthropological Perspectives.

3.40 p.m.

Concluding Discussion

7.30 p.m.



November 13th, 2005
Rabat (Morocco), Goethe-Institute, 7 rue de Sana'a

8.30 – 10.45 a.m.

Session 4: Region III: "The High Atlas and the South"

08.30 a.m.

Ingo Breuer, Leipzig:
Pastoralists, Spatial Mobility, and Livelihood Security - The Case of the Ait Oussikis, High Atlas.

08.55 a.m.

J. Werner, Berlin / Abéché:
God and the Farm Help us During Droughts – Nomadic Livelihood Security in the Drâa Valley (South-Morocco).

09.20 a.m.

A. Ramdane, Ouarzazate:
Expérience de développement pastoral dans la zone d'action de l'ORMVAO: Cas du Projet Transhumance / CBTHA.

09.55 a.m.

B. Turner, Halle:
Whose Complementarity? Social Lines of Conflict and the Interface between Mobile Pastoralism and Agriculture in the Moroccan Souss.

10.20 a.m.


10.45 – 11.50 a.m.

Session 5: "Sustainability, Ecology and Livelihood Security"

10.45 a.m.

A. Bretan, Leipzig:
Thinking about Sustainability in Pastoralist Research.

11.10 a.m.

O. Berkat, Rabat:
Perspectives of Rangeland Ecology and Pastoral Sustainability in Morocco.

11.35 a.m.


12.00 – 13.30 p.m.


1.30 – 3.00 p.m.

Final Discussion