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Posted at December 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment

Making Rangelands secure in East and Horn of Africa : News, views and experiences of policy-makers, practitioners and communities on making rangelands secure for local users.

This Second Bulletin is a common effort of members and partners from the International Land Coalition, including the PROCASUR Corporation, RECONCILE, WISP and IFAD.

The Initiative seeks to identify and communicate good practice on making rangelands secure for local rangeland users. This is becoming increasingly challenging as different actors compete for land and resources, and new pressures grow. The Initiative is working with national and local governments, development agencies, NGOs and CSOs, together with local communities to share experiences, processes, approaches and activities between East and Horn of Africa and beyond.

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The learning initiative has produced a film documenting the experiences of four rangeland communities and organisations, who have shown success in securing rights to land and resources. These experiences are seen through the eyes of a group of participants from around the world who took part in a Learning Route (journey) across central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania in February this year. These participants came from government ministries/offices and non-governmental organisations, all of who are working to assist communities to secure access to their rangelands. The film can be viewed on the Rangelands Portal:

www.landportal.info/topic/rangelands-tenure

An account of the learning route can also be read at:
http://www.new-ag.info/en/developments/devItem.php?a=2774

And a slide show on Garba Tula, one of the case studies, can be viewed at:
http://www.new-ag.info/en/picture/feature.php?a=2790

Finally, ILC and IFAD are supporting a Programme in Tanzania working with the Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries: the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP). In November 2011, the project supported a piloting of participatory rangeland resource mapping in villages that are carrying out Village Land Use Planning. Please find the report at:

http://landportal.info/resource/book/participatory-rangeland-resource-mapping-valuable-tool-village-land-use-planning-tanza

If you would more information on the learning initiative please contact Fiona Flintan, Consultant and Coordinator of “Making Rangelands Secure”