This blog was first published on the International Land Coalition (ILC) website.
By Fiona Flintan
In early September 2019, New Delhi, India hosted the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14). The ILC Rangelands Initiative partners and projects featured strongly in the events taking place and publications released.
The fortnight began with the launch of the TerrAfrica/WOCAT publication Sustainable rangeland management in sub-Saharan Africa – Guidelines to good practice. The guidelines include a number of submissions from ILC members and projects including the experiences of joint village land use planning in Tanzania, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), working with the Tanzania Ministry of Livestock, the National Land Use Planning Commission, the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum and local civil society organizations, financially supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
ILC is a global partnership of ILRI, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)-Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, IFAD, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Rangelands Partnership, the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). ILC works to raise understanding of, and bring attention to, rangelands worldwide. ILRI coordinates the initiative supported by the CGIAR research programs on Livestock and the Policies Institutions and Markets (PIM).
Read about the IFAD-supported ILC Sustainable Rangeland Management Project in Tanzania in the recently launched UNCCD’s Global land outlook report for East Africa.