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

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

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration
Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Farming Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration

Originally published on Landscape News. “When people of think of rangelands, their minds don’t usually go further than the images of shrubs or endless fields of dry grasslands. But beneath and above these vast spaces, life teems and even flourishes. At the recent session on the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration at the Global Landscapes … Continue reading

Sustainable rangeland management strategies discussed at the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 14, Egypt
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Sustainable rangeland management strategies discussed at the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 14, Egypt

Written by Samar Tahar, programme manager, Drylands, Livelihood and Gender Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) A side event at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was organized by the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative global partner IUCN, on sustainable rangeland … Continue reading

Third edition of the Sustainable Rangeland Management project newsletter now available
Agriculture / Drylands / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS / Tanzania

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

The Kenya Government declares a pay out of Ksh87 million to cushion 6,000 pastoralists from the effects of drought
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The Kenya Government declares a pay out of Ksh87 million to cushion 6,000 pastoralists from the effects of drought

Originally posted on Index-Based Livestock Insurance:
The Government of Kenya, through the State Department of Livestock has announced a payout of Ksh87 million for pastoralists insured under the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP). Speaking at a press conference on 7 March 2019 where he declared payouts for the short-rains season (October–December 2018), the cabinet secretary…