Until recently, the Pokot in the highlands of the Baringo area in Kenya have practised semi-nomadic pastoralism. Today they are rapidly sedentarizing and in many areas suitable for farming, they are adopting rain-fed agriculture. As a result of these dynamics, claims to individual property on de facto communal rangelands have arisen, and to such an extent that they seriously threaten the peace of the community. This article explores the conflicts that emerge in the transition from common property to private tenure.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2012Africa, Kenya
INDEX 2.0 RECENT EVENTS 3.0 PROTECTING LIVESTOCK MOBILITY ROUTES: LESSONS LEARNED 4.0 KENYA’S CONSTITUTION 2010 What will it mean for tenure security in rangelands? ‘Equal rights for women’ say Maasai elders 5.0 CAN VILLAGE LAND USE PLANNING WORK FOR RANGELANDS? 6.0 PROTECTING RIGHTS OF HUNTER-GATHERERS IN TANZANIA 7.0 OTHER NEWS FROM THE REGION Improving rangeland quality through land use planning Developing policies in Uganda 8.0 LAUNCH OF RANGELAND OBSERVATORY
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015Africa, Senegal
INDEX 2.0 RECENT EVENTS 4.0 PASTORALISTS DO PLAN! EXPERIENCES OF MURSI LAND USE PLANNING, SOUTH OMO ETHIOPIA 5.0 PROGRESS OF THE COMMUNITY LAND BILL, KENYA 6.0 DEVELOPING SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS FOR MORE SECURE ACCESS TO LAND IN THE CHACO REGION OF SOUTH AMERICA 7.0 ONGOING CONFLICTS IN LOLIONDO, TANZANIA 8.0 EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN THROUGH THE PASTORAL WOMEN’S ALLIANCE, INDIA 9.0 PUBLICATIONS - RANGELANDS 10.0 NEW INITIATIVES MAKING RANGELANDS MORE SECURE 11.0 MORE RECENT EVENTS
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2014Africa
INDEX 3.0 RECENT EVENTS 5.0 COMPETENT BUT IGNORED: BRINGING MAASAI YOUTH INTO LAND TENURE DECISION MAKING 6.0 CONFLICTS BETWEEN MBORORO AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ENDS POSITIVELY FOR PASTORALISTS 7.0 A VISION FOR A JUST AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE? THE LAPSSET CORRIDOR 8.0 PASTORAL PROTESTS IN HANSALPUR INTENSIFY 9.0 BENCHMARKS FOR LAND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA 10.0 NEW INITIATIVES CONTRIBUTING TO MAKING RANGELANDS SECURE 12.0 RANGELANDS INITIATIVE RECEIVES FUNDING FROM SDC
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015Africa
Pastoralism is a livelihood strategy and a system of mobile livestock production that makes wide-ranging use of grazing lands in arid and semi-arid environment that doesn’t uphold sustainable crop cultivation. The freedom of mobility over outsized land for seasonal pastures is indispensable to pastoralist production primarily in order to convert the pastures residues into human food. The people and livestock in pastoral communities may move to avoid various natural and/or social hazards, to avert competition with others, or to seek more favourable conditions.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2014Africa
Excluding the introductory and concluding chapters, this book has 11 chapters presented in three sections. The first section dwells primarily on conceptual issues, which comprehensively unravels large-scale agricultural investments and their impacts at the theoretical level.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2016Kenya
This article addresses political rights and identity among Il Chamus of Baringo District, Kenya, a small group of agro-pastoralists related to the Maasai. It discusses an important 2006 judicial ruling from the High Court of Kenya that specified a political constituency and national representation for the community, and shows how the state and its actions undermined its implementation.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2014Uganda
This rangelands management framework is a product of a rapid pastoralist-led rangeland health assessment that was conducted in three sampled districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Napak and Kotido.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2016Global
Pastoralists are one of the most poverty stricken and underdeveloped existing human groups in the world. Until now, having remained practically invisible in the eyes of international law, it is desirable to open a debate concerning the recognition of their rights. The ideal situation would be to create a specific category of rights dedicated expressly to these pastoralist peoples. Therefore, one can surmise that there are two laws that constitute its essential content: the law protecting their way of life and their access rights to the land
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2016Kenya
The first phase of the “Water for Livestock in Isiolo and Garissa Counties, Kenya — Enhancing water resource and rangeland management community capacity through training and strategic water development” has been implemented in in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya by IUCN, the Kenya Red Cross Society, and Adeso, with the support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The overall objective of the pilot phase of the project was to improve livelihoods and resilience against drought for targeted communities in North Eastern Kenya.