In early September, 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.
Read how the Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) was used to sample over 500 farming households from southern Tanzania to find the strongest performers.
Key achievements, news, events and publications from the Sustainable Rangeland Management project have been compiled into two newsletters to document progress.
The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) has helped secure 95,499.869 hectares of grazing land for livestock in Kiteto district, Manyara region. The grazing area is shared by Amei, Loolera, Lembapuli and Lesoit villages and is named ALOLLE, from the names of the villages.
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.
Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems.