Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia
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Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia

The Woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) manual was developed through a consultative process involving government experts, researchers, practitioners, and communities. A piloting of the manual was done in Chifra, Afar and Shinile in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. Continue reading

After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region
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After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

After the launch of the program at the national level, efforts are now going on to roll it out in selected regions of Ethiopia. The first local launch in the country took place on 20 August 2019 in Debre Birhan. Continue reading

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands
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Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands

Fiona Flintan, a senior scientist with the Sustainable Livestock Systems program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has received a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of sustainable rangeland management, particularly in the preparation of a manual for woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) for pastoral area. Continue reading

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas
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Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas

The annex and toolkits are expected to play a key role in guiding county governments to develop effective land use plans that provide a strategic direction for the counties, strengthen community land rights, and provide a framework for supporting sustainable livestock production in Kenya’s vast rangelands. Continue reading

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
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Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading

Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field
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Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field

Originally published on the RHoMIS blog. Sam Adams, describes his experience training enumerators to be able to apply the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) in Uganda. Continue reading

Third edition of the Sustainable Rangeland Management project newsletter now available
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Third edition of the Sustainable Rangeland Management project newsletter now available

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 … Continue reading

‘Greening’ the white gold in Tanzania: supporting low emissions dairy development for smallholder livestock producers
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‘Greening’ the white gold in Tanzania: supporting low emissions dairy development for smallholder livestock producers

Written by Esther Kihoro with contributions from Sarah Kasyoka. ‘Maziwa ni dhahabu nyeupe’ (milk is white gold). This is a common phrase among livestock keepers in Tanzania. I’ve heard it numerous times in the last two years as I’ve worked with milk producers in the country. The term is being used to sensitize farmers on … Continue reading