6th - 19th of February 2012
Secure access to land and resources has become a critical issue for the millions of rangeland users that depend upon rangelands for their food and livelihood security.
Most pastoralists experience high levels of insecurity due to a number of factors including the lack of recognition given to their rights, the ease with which their land is appropriated for other uses, as well as changes occurring within local communities as many have become more individualised and commercialised.
How best to secure access and rights to resources including land is a matter of much discussion and debate from within the African Union to local communities seeking to protect a permanent water point. Opinions and conclusions differ. However a lasting solution is likely to include not only identifying the right tenure arrangement, but also establishing and supporting effective governance systems capable of defending the rights to land and resources for rangeland users.
In October 2010 agroup of ILC members and partners met inAddis Ababa, Ethiopia to develop the areas that the learning initiative could focus on. Consultations following on from this meeting further refined the key objectives upon which the learning route: Making Rangelands Secure was designed. The ‘learning route’ is a planned physical journey for the core group of participants to explore the learning goals by visiting relevant experiences in which local actors have tackled similar problems in innovative ways. The Learning Route, based on the demand expressed by IFAD-supported projects in Sudan, took place in several territories in Kenya. Its purpose was to sensitize and train a selected group of key practitioners of the livestock marketing industry in the South on how to scale-up best practices, the solutions available today in the livestock sector and increase the understanding of issues related to a (i) pastoral marketing, (ii) the crop-livestock system and diversification of added-value products, and (iii) small ruminants marketing and production.
Please find below the map to all the host case studies which the the Learning Route Making Rangelands Secure I visited in several Districts of Kenya and Tanzania, specifically: The Naibunga Consevancy Trust in Laikipia Kenya, The Olkiramatian Group Ranch in Kajiado, Kenya, The Resource Advocacy Project (RAP) in Isiolo Kenya, and the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) in Terrat Village, Arusha Tanzania.
Please find below the operational information to help you prepare for your journey and with key information of all the places we will be staying at during the learning route.
For further information on the participants of the learning route, please find below the participants profile:
For further information on the learning route activities, please find below the schedule of the learning route: Making Rangelands Secure, 6th - 19th of February 2012
For further information, please find below useful readings on the thematic of the Learning Route that we invite you to read the following publications:
Please find below the photostory of the participants, local champions and case studies from the implementation of the Learning Route: Making Rangelands Secure I
If we cannot get more people to come to a Learning Route, then we need to be sure we use the lessons learnt in the best way:
As part of the Learning Route, participants had to prepare an Innovation/Action Plan that is to help them enhance the performance of those activities with which, back at home, they are all involved. Each Action Plan was framed within these on-going projects or programmes, and followed one basic question: how can these projects make use of the lessons learnt and effectively promote secure access and rights to resources especially land?
In order to have more detailed information about the innovative ideas that came about from all the useful discussions in the Learning Route, we invite you to download the innovation plans synthesis here:
In order to have more detailed information about the whole Learning Route, we invite you to read the synthesis of the final technical and methodological report here:
For further information related to land access and tenure in Rangelands -Kenya in particular the Northern region, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Naibunga Conservancy Trust case study (n. 1), we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Garba Tula Resource Advocacy Project, case study (n. 2), we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to land access and tenure in Southern rangelands -Kenya, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Olkiramatian Group Ranch n3, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Land Access and Tenure in Tanzania, we invite you to check the following documents:
For further information related to Conservation, Tourism, Rangeland Users and Land in Tanzania, we invite you to check the following documents: