The project secured collective land rights for surviving Hadzabe hunter–gatherer and Datoga pastoralist groups, and improved the governance of village lands in 11 neighbouring village areas in the Yaeda-Mangola area, east of Lake Eyasi, in Northern Tanzania, which forms an important wildlife and mobile human land use corridor.
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The program aims at strengthening food security of smallholder farmers and pastoralists' communities with improved access to agriculture services and to land. The program has two components (i) institutional support to the agriculture sector including county capacity building to pursue county and cross-county coordination and service delivery, support to intergovernmental coordination and to the transformation process within Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The goal of the project was to restore the production of rangelands to its optimal potential; to seek a balance in development to address most existing constraints related to social aspects and necessary infrastructure; to give attention to the security of land tenure and the social fabric; and to organize beneficiaries in cooperatives or other groupings to be effectively used as delivery channels for project activities.
The programme intended to initiate a process of community-led sustainable development for 11,000 households in the Governorates of Tataouine and Kébili. To this end, it created instruments to promote participatory and sustainable management of pastures and water resources; to improve livestock husbandry practices; and to promote local economic initiatives.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2019, it ranked 182nd out of 189 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). 70% of the population lives in rural areas and is highly dependent on agriculture.