IFAD

Pasture users’ unions (PPUs) improve rural farmers' livelihoods in Kyrgyzstan

IFAD's Agricultural Investments and Services Project (AISP) assisted in the implementation of the 2009 "Pasture Law" which devolved pastureland management to local government and pasture users, in the form of pasture users’ unions (PUUs). 768 PUUs and 714 community pasture management plans were...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Locally-Managed Ecosystems

The International Land Coalition’s Commitment 6 seeks to enable the role of local land users in territorial and ecosystem management. ILC’s Database of...

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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Diverse Tenure Systems

ILC’s Commitment 3 seeks to recognise and protect diverse tenure and production systems upon which people's livelihoods depend, including communal and customary tenure systems of smallholders, indigenous peoples,...

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Inclusive Rangeland Management in Jordan

The Badia is a region of semi-arid and steppic rangelands in eastern Jordan. Historically, the rangelands were managed by tribal institutions of local communities using traditional and cultural ecosystem management techniques. With the establishment of the Jordanian State, these lands became...

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Kyrgyz Jayity

Community-based natural resource management in Kyrgyzstan

To remedy the degradation and ineffective management of pastureland, the Law on Pastures, enacted in 2009, allowed the formation of Pasture Users’ Unions (PUUs). The National Pasture Users’ Association of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Jayity, has facilitated the formation of 454 PUUs. Using community-based...

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Legal and psycho-legal counselling to defend land rights

While Cameroon’s Constitution recognises the ethnic diversity of the country, pastoralists are often marginalised and their access to land is insecure. Through its Access to Justice Program, MBOSCUDA provided legal and psycho-legal counselling to help the Mbororo assert their claims to communal...

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Protecting shared grazing through joint village land use planning

OLENGAPA is a grazing area shared by the villages Olkitikiti, Lerug, and Ngapapa in rural Tanzania. Until 2015 this area was facing encroachment, fragmentation and loss to crop farming due to lack of resources and capacity to implement policies and legislation. From 2010 to 2016 the then...

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Supporting communities of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers to secure land and sustainably manage resources

UCRT works in support of hunter-gatherer and pastoralist communities in northern Tanzania. In particular, they have assisted the Maasai community of Terrat village in Simanjiro district and the Hadzabe community in securing their land and natural resources and in strengthening their livelihood....

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Pastoralists resist land grabbing

The case describes how a Mbororo pastoralist community in Cameroon defended their land rights against attempts by the Archbishop of the Bamenda Archdiocese, Cornelius Fontem Esua and the Catholic University of Cameroon to dispossess them of land they occupied since 1904. The case illustrates the...

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Pastoralists re-establish traditional ecosystems and customary grazing rights

More than 600 Gujjar agro-pastoralist families - due for relocation from the vicinity of the Sariska Tiger Reserve Protected Area in the Alwar district - took the lead in engaging with state actors to claim their grazing and traditional water harvesting rights and preserve the Oran - a...

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