These guidelines introduce and promote the essential elements of participatory rangeland management (PRM). Based upon the successful experiences of participatory forest management, the guidelines provide a process following three stages of investigation, negotiation and implementation. The sequential steps of this process lead to the development of a rangeland management plan and a legally binding rangeland management agreement between a local rangeland management institution and the appropriate local government office. PRM supports community leadership and inclusiveness in land use planning policy and practice. It takes into account the interests, positions and needs of all rangeland users in pastoral areas and offers opportunities for negotiations to be carried out between these different stakeholders to come to agreement over the future of pastoral land use. It provides a suitable and legitimizing process of communal land and resource tenure that fits with both the priorities of pastoralists as well as government bodies. This document has been developed with the assistance of many NGO and government representatives who have an interest in supporting pastoralists and their livelihood processes. It is anticipated that the Guidelines will help to further inform policy and decision makers whose task is to establish effective range management as a basis for the sustainable development of the rangelands.
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ILRI's strategy 2013-2022 was approved in December 2012. It emerged from a wide processof consultation and engagement.
ILRI envisions... a world where all people have access to enough food and livelihood options to fulfil their potential.
ILRI’s mission is... to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock—ensuring better lives through livestock.
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