Participatory Natural Resource Management (NRM) at local levels among pastoralists contributes to evidence-based ecosystem management at community level in the governance of common and privately managed land and water resources.
At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted on ILRI news:
(Clockwise from top left): Students visit ILRI’s Mazingira Centre to learn about livestock and environment research (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo); some of the state-of-the-art greenhouse gas equipment at Mazingira Centre (ILRI/Susan MacMillan); greenhouse gas emission chambers in the centre’s labs (ILRI/Susan MacMillan); a young Boran steer during a feeding trial…
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