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The current challenges that group ranches are facing from investors and private individuals.
The Government of Kenya, since attainment of independence in 1963, has shown interest in and commitment to the development of arid and semiarid land (ASAL). ASAL is not suited to arable farming and...
[25/01/2012] The impact of subdivision and sedentarization of pastoral lands on wildlife in an African savanna ecosystem
This study looks at the impact of subdivision and sedentarization of pastoral lands on wildlife numbers and production in a savanna ecosystem of southern Kenya. The study uses aerial counts over a...
A brief looking at the development of group ranches in Maasailand, and their current implementation including subdivision. Lessons learnt and ways forward are suggested.
[25/01/2012] Subdividing the commons: The politics of property rights transformation in Kenya's Maasailand
This paper discusses the internal processes and decisions that characterized the transition from collectively held group ranches to individualized property systems among the Maasai pastoralists of...
[25/01/2012] "Since we have this land together"; A pastoral community in institutional management of communal resources.
In Kenya, the pastoral Maasai’s districts have been the vanguard in rangeland tenure transitions and experimentation as pastoralists’ territory gave way to communal group ranches and to...
The research begins by describing the land access and tenure context in Laikipia, Kenya. The paper also incudes:•• Pastoralism researchers analyse coping innovations duringthe 2009 drought that...
[25/01/2012] Diversification, Experimentation, and Adaptation: Pastoralists in Communal Governance of Resources and Livelihoods Strategies
This paper presents a discussion of the communal tenure system in Olkiramatian, a group ranch in the southern rangelands of Kenya which has granted the residents the flexibility and choice to pursue...
A series of papers on land use administration, land use change, securing of rights to resources and other in Laikipia, Kenya.
Conservation enterprises are commercial activities designed to create benefit flows that support a conservation objective. The Koija ‘Starbeds’ Ecolodge was created jointly by a community group, a...