pastoral land rights


pastoral land rights refer to the right to use specific pastoral land.

Mokoro WOLTS Project

Women's Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project Update on IWD 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mokoro is pleased to share news of the successful completion of fieldwork in the fourth of six phases of our WOLTS pilot study in both Mongolia and Tanzania. WOLTS is a major multi-country strategic action-oriented research project in support of the land rights of women and vulnerable groups. The WOLTS team is well underway with preparing two major reports of our country research findings, to be launched, respectively, in May and June this year.

Local use agreements: contributing to decentralisation and democritisation?

Journal Articles & Books
January 2008

There is growing degradation in sylvo-pastoral lands that were originally under common property regimes, but over which the state now asserts ownership. User associations are being given the right to take charge of regulating how these areas are sustainably exploited by means of use agreements, and are proving an effective instrument in halting the degradation process.

The Horn of Africa: confl ict prevention through regional mechanisms

Journal Articles & Books
January 2008

The Horn of Africa is one of the most conflict-prone areas of the world. It is also home to about 20 million pastoralists, which keep moving with their livestock in search for grazing land and water points. Pastoral conflicts are becoming more and more serious. CEWARN - a regional mechanism for preventing conflicts - tries to close the gap between 'early warning' and 'early response'.

Pastoralism and conflict – two sides of a coin?

Journal Articles & Books
November 2014

Pastoralism – the predominant form of livestock keeping in the Horn of Africa – has always been a source of disputes and tensions in the region. So it is maybe no coincidence that precisely those countries with the largest cattle and camel herds should be the ones that have been suffering from prolonged armed conflict for years. This article takes a look at the closely interwoven aspects influencing conflicts in the Horn of Africa in general and South Sudan more specifically.

Pasture management in Central Asia – regional learning for reform

Journal Articles & Books
November 2014

The former Soviet Central Asian republics have undergone de-intensification of their livestock sectors, resulting in an increased reliance on natural pastures. Property rights systems are key to the sustainable management of this resource. However, as the authors demonstrate, it is not easy to implement the respective reform processes.

Securing pastoralists’ land tenure rights

Journal Articles & Books
September 2016

Formal land titles are rare in pastoral communities around the world. In the past, this presented hardly any problems, since pastoral land was seen as of little use by most outsiders. But with growing competition for areas legal uncertainty is becoming an increasing threat to the livelihoods of pastoralists.

image d’illustration – Spéculation foncière : le Mali sur une poudrière ?

Mali : Foncier : L’héritage empoisonné

Date: 31 janvier 2017

Source: Mali Actu

Par C. L.

Colonisation, traditions, religion. Trois législations se disputent le marché de la terre en Afrique et font régner la loi du plus fort. Que disent les campagnes ?

Dans les malles des colons français, il y avait parfois des cadeaux empoissonnés. L’article 544 du code civil français, stipulant le titre de propriété privée, “absolu, exclusif, perpétuel”, que l ‘on entendait appliquer sur les terres africaines, faisait partie du lot.


Elevage : vers une résolution définitive du problème du Foncier pastoral et de mobilité des troupeaux au Mali

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Date: 25 janvier 2017

Source: Malijet

Par Abou Berthé

Nigeria: Farmers/Herdsmen Clash: Stakeholders Call For More Collaboration On Land Governance

Source: Leadership News
Author: Andrew Essein

The effective and efficient deployement of land resources as a method to resolving the pesistant clashes between farmers and herdsmen has again come to the fore with stakeholders and policy makers in the lands and agricultural sector calling for collaboration in the application of the appropriate land governance laws towards mitigating the ugly trend.