‘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.
On 29–30 August 2018, the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition will host a discussion forum on rangelands at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to explore what the landscape approach can look like in rangelands, and how it can effectively contribute to the pursuit of global mechanisms and initiatives for sustainable landscapes.
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.
The importance of setting aside grazing areas for livestock and implementing village land use planning in Tanzania were highlighted during a May 2018 discussion between the country’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries and the OLEGAPA livestock keeper’s association (OLKA).
The members of the county executive committees agreed to create a ‘sector forum on lands’ to coordinate, harmonize and move county spatial planning processes and projects forward in cost-effective and productive ways.
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.
The global component of the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative in partnership with the Land Portal Foundation is organizing an online dialogue from 29 January – 9 February 2018.