‘Momentum is building for promoting sustainable rangeland landscapes, and Africa is in the lead.’ This was the observation of Abdelkader Bensada, programme management officer for the United Nations Environment (UN Environment), at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held 29–30 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
A learning visit to the OLENGAPA grazing area was organized by the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) and the KINNAPA development program on 14 March 2018.
Key recommendations whose implementation will ensure the sustainable and conflict-free use of rangelands in Tanzania were proposed last month following a national dialogue of land sector stakeholders in the country.
Pastoralists in Tanzania face ongoing land tenure insecurity. However, notable progress in improving land tenure security for pastoral women has been witnessed following the adoption of a more facilitating land tenure policy and legal framework in the past 20 years.
Co-management is now a significant feature of the current institutional arrangements in Kenya’s northern rangelands and it is influencing economic benefits for communities living there.
At last week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema presented a paper on behalf of Tim Robinson about agricultural futures in the humid tropics.