No. 6 Pastoralists Do Plan! Community-Led Land Use Planning in the Pastoral Areas of Ethiopia

This issue paper No. 6 of the Rangelands Series consolidates a set of case studies which document how pastoralists plan land and resource use in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Ethiopia. 

These case studies are drawn from the regional states of Afar, Somali, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP), Oromia, and Gambella. They describe not only why, how, and when pastoralists plan, but also the management and governance structures that control planning processes
and the later implementation of the plans. By doing this, the paper provides guidance on how best such planning processes can be supported, and how they can be integrated with and/or built on by other planning processes such as those led by government.

Other Issue Papers in the Rangelands Series:
No. 1: Making rangelands secure: Past experience and future options
No. 2: Participatory rangeland resource mapping as a valuable tool for village land use planning in Tanzania
No. 3: Village land use planning in rangelands: Good practice and lessons learned
No. 4: Plotting progress: Integrated planning in the rangelands of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda
No. 5: Conservation and "Land Grabbing" in Rangelands: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

The Technical Editor of the Rangelands Series is Fiona Flintan, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). She can be contacted at: f.fl or