This paper examines the effects of wildlife tourism-based payments for ecosystem services (PES) on poverty, wealth inequality and the livelihoods of herders in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem in south-western Kenya. It uses the case of Olare Orok Conservancy PES programme in which pastoral landowners have agreed to voluntary resettlement and exclusion of livestock grazing from their sub-divided lands. These lands are set aside for wildlife tourism, in return for direct monetary payments by a coalition of five commercial tourism operators.
The IPCC has compiled the best available scientific methods into published guidelines for
estimating greenhouse gas emissions and emission removals from the land-use sector. In order
to evaluate existing GHG quantification tools to comprehensively quantify GHG emissions
and removals in smallholder conditions, farm scale quantification was tested with farm data
from Western Kenya. After conducting a cluster analysis to identify different farm typologies
GHG quantification was exercised using the VCS SALM methodology complemented with
This Policy Brief presents some of the lessons learned from research work related to the search for appropriate mechanisms to manage forest resources, and conflicts arising from contested rights to forest resources in eastern and central Africa (ECA).
The present report describes the internship done at the ILRI Research Center of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from May 2011 to August 2011. This internship was required for the fulfillment of a Masters degree in Economics at the Universit Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). This report is structured in three sections, a description of the host organization along with the internship topics and objectives and the methods solicited. The analysis related to the economical question about the drivers of soil and water conservations adoption and a personal evaluation of the experience are then presented.
Wetlands occur extensively across the Nile Basin and support the livelihoods ofmillions of people. Despite their importance, there are big gaps in the knowledge about the current status of these ecosystems, and how populations in the Nile use them. A better understanding is needed on the ecosystem services provided by the difl:erent types of wetlands in the Nile, and how these contribute to local livelihoods.