The Gizu study is an exploratory study into the potentiality of the Gizu for supporting pastoralism and the co-existence of different producers in the wider region. 

The Gizu pastoralist system is a long-established traditional system that generates significant benefits to the livestock, livelihoods, and wider economy of Darfur. The Gizu system also contributes to the peace and security of the region, including the northern territories, the central and southern cultivation zones, and the dry season grazing areas. 

The Gizu environment and pastoralist system[1] of Darfur has a great potential for supporting pastoralism and related livelihoods, as well as peaceful relations between pastoralists in the Gizu area, and also peaceful relations between farmers and herders in the cultivation zone further south.

The aim of this research study is to support the sustainability of the Gizu pastoralist system, thereby promoting the resilience of pastoralism and related livelihoods, and maintaining peaceful relations and security.

[1]The term Gizu refers both to the Gizu environment – the distinct vegetation, geology, and geographic area, and also the Gizu pastoralist system, which depends on the Gizu ecology.