Meeting Land Tenure Needs of Pastoralists Key to Restoring Rangelands

Meeting Land Tenure Needs of Pastoralists Key to Restoring Rangelands

In all landscapes, land tenure, land use practices and restoration progress are closely interlinked. This paper summarizes the distinct factors that matter most for promoting restorative practices in the context of rangeland ecosystems, and provides three examples of promising efforts to support restoration and pastoralist-friendly tenure arrangements across Africa. Case studies provide useful background for the GLF Africa Digital Conference session “Rangelands Atlas: Bringing an essential, globally neglected ecosystem into focus”, which launches the new Global Rangelands Atlas – a collaborative initiative of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Land Coalition (ILC) to document and catalyze support for the world’s rangelands.

Author: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF); UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Inernational Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC)

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Africa, climate change, governance, land tenure, land use, overgrazing, pastoralism, rangelands, tenure security, traditional knowledge, water use

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa, Ethiopia, Global, Tanzania, Tunisia