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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2017
    Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ –
    that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree
    of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods
    of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from
    statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009). A

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2017
    Tanzania, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

    In Tanzania, ongoing land insecurity is a structural cause of food insecurity particularly for
    pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and small-scale crop farmers leading to land use conflicts,
    compromised access to resources including grazing and water and rangeland degradation.
    Land tenure security and management can be improved through village land use planning (VLUP)
    and land certification – namely the issuing of certificates of customary rights of occupancy
    (CCROs). In situations where villages share resources such as grazing areas and water, joint village

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2012
    Africa, 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

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Eastern Africa, Tanzania, Southern Africa

    In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated. In periods of change (economic, social, political), this protection may be lost, and without protection from statutory laws, women are in danger of “falling between two stools” (Adoko and Levine 2009).

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2017
    Cameroon, Africa, Western Africa

    In Cameroon, rangelands occupy about 20 % of surface area; provide critical habitat to many animal and

    plant species; offer many vital goods and services to society and are home to pastoralists, agropastoralists,

    crop farmers, fishermen and hunter-gatherers, who for centuries co-existed peacefully. In

    recent years this harmony is being threatened by changing land use patterns, poor land use planning and

    poor recognition of ownership rights. Despite efforts by state and non-state actors to improve pastoral

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    Legislation
    National Policies
    March, 2015
    Kenya

    The Land Act, 2012

    The Land Registration Act, 2012

    The National Land Commission Act, 2012

    The Environment & Land Court Act, 2011

    The Urban Areas & Cities Act, 2011

  7. Library Resource
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    Advancing the Land Rights of Pastoralist Women in Northern Tanzania

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Tanzania

    In northern Tanzania, new grassroots groups called Women’s Rights and Leadership Forums (WRLFs) are mobilizing women and men in pastoralist communities to promote and defend local land rights. This briefing highlights some of the WRLFs’ achievements and strategies; asks how these forums, which appear to be a part of an emerging grassroots social movement for land rights, can be further supported; and explores whether such forums could be replicated elsewhere in the region

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2014
    Tanzania

    Communal lands are central to the livelihoods of many Tanzanians, particularly to pastoralists and hunter-gatherer groups. But a number of factors can undermine the security of these lands remaining ‘communal,’ in turn threatening the livelihoods of many people and cultures. This brief sets out a new mechanism for strengthening community land rights by securing local tenure through acquiring a Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCRO).

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