Pastoralists

Pastoralism is practised by nearly 500 million people across rangelands that cover 45% of the earth’s surface.
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Mobile pastoralist communities are 2 to 10 times more productive than settled ranching alternatives, restoring and enhancing their rangeland environments.

Pastoralists practice shared resource use and mobility, restoring ecosystems and enhancing climate benefits while contributing to sustainable food systems. 

But while pastoralists safeguard our planet and provide food security to the communities inhabiting pastoral regions, they rarely have secure rights to land, territory and mobility. 

Often politically marginalised, pastoralists commonly live and work within adverse land and resource policy frameworks, frameworks that fail to take the complexities of pastoral land use into account.

We're working with members to promote the rights of pastoralists to ensure healthy and sustainable rangelands and resilient livelihoods. Securing their land rights is not only good for them, it is also good for our planet.

Pastoralist-led people's organisations

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A Common Right In Uganda

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A Common Right In Mongoloia

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Restoring pasturelands in Kyrgyzstan

“We have to adapt somehow to climate change. If we don't respond in time and if we don't make an effort, we will lose all our pastures and lands for future generations." - Urmat Omurbekov

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Global and regional Initiatives

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GLOBAL RANGELANDS INITIATIVE

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Asia Rangelands Initiative

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Rangelands

Participatory Rangeland Management Project

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#6. Locally managed ecosystems #Kyrgyzstan #Pastoralism

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#Rangelands #CORET PASTORALIST #Advocacy & campaigning #PASTO-ARABIC #REDES CHACO #Knowledge and information management #KYRGYZ JAYITY #Land policy and multi-stakeholder dialogue #MARAG #Global

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#Asia #Rangelands #3. Diverse tenure systems #Mongolia #JASIL

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A Common Right in Mongolia

29 April 2020

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#Mongolia #Asia #National partnerships #Pastoralism #Rangelands #3. Diverse tenure systems #NFPUG

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#Africa #Tanzania #RECONCILE #Rangelands #ILRI #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Mapping and land registration #Project design and implementation support #Toolkits

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#Briefs #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Global #3. Diverse tenure systems #Rangelands

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#Europe, Middle East & North Africa #Rangelands #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Jordan #Land policy and multi-stakeholder dialogue #3. Diverse tenure systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Project design and implementation support #Establishment and strengthening of local institutions #Land rights #Indigenous peoples #Customary tenure #Conflict resolution #Biodiversity and conservation #Community empowerment #Natural resource management #Multistakeholder processes #Pastoralism

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#Briefs #Global #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Ecosystems #3. Diverse tenure systems #Rangelands

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#Africa #Rangelands #6. Locally managed ecosystems #Land policy and multi-stakeholder dialogue #Mapping and land registration #2. Strong small-scale farming systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #Establishment and strengthening of local institutions #Land grabbing #Biodiversity and conservation #Youth #Tanzania #Participatory mapping #Pastoralism #Family farming #UCRT

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#Africa #Land conflict resolution #Legal assistance, legal empowerment and access to justice #3. Diverse tenure systems #5. Secure territorial rights for indigenous peoples #9. Effective actions against land grabbing #Establishment and strengthening of local institutions #Land rights #Customary tenure #Campaigning #Cameroon #Community Land Rights #Pastoralism