For nearly 10 years, the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project has been working with local and national authorities in Tanzania to secure rangelands for pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers through joint village land use planning and land certification including the provision of group Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy.
The project produces a regular newsletter to share key achievements, news, events, and publications. The third issue of the newsletter has been published and highlights the following activities:
• the presentation of the first-ever group Certificate of Customary Rights of Occupancy to a livestock keepers association;
• the scaling up of joint village land use planning in Kiteto District;
• the launch of a project on participatory rangeland management;
• the establishment of a pasture seed demonstration plot; and
• a presentation at the Global Landscapes Forum on landscape-level planning for rangelands.
The Sustainable Rangeland Management project is implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania, the National Land Use Planning Commission, the International Livestock Research Institute, and local civil society organizations. It is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Irish Aid through the International Land Coalition (ILC). The project contributes to the ILC’s national engagement strategy which is coordinated by the Tanzania Land Alliance.