Animal Feeding / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Rangelands / SLS

Application of scaling frameworks to grazing exclosures in Ethiopia

Grazing exclosures are a cost-effective means of restoring or enhancing the productivity of communal lands in Ethiopia.

An extension of the traditional practice of excluding grazing from communal areas to enable regeneration of vegetation in exclosures provides much needed livelihood and environmental benefits. But the success of the exclosure approach faces several challenges to their scaling by government and civil society, including inequity and competition among communities, rates of economic return, and individualization of the commons.

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, explains how two scaling frameworks were used to identify knowledge gaps and learning opportunities in exclosure management and policy solutions to draw attention to possible ‘blind-spots’ and ‘win-win’ solutions that may affect the widespread success of exclosures in Ethiopia and elsewhere.


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