Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected

Monday, March 27, 2017


Pastoralism is the main production system practised by communities who live in range lands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land.


Rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de l'ouvrage "Le sacrifice des paysans, une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique"

14 March 2017


Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer
38 rue Saint Sabin, 75011

Source : Agter.asso 

AGTER vous invite à une rencontre avec Pierre Bitoun autour de son dernier ouvrage coécrit avec Yves Dupont : "Le sacrifice des paysans ; une catastrophe sociale et anthropologique" (Éditions L’échappée, 2016).


Les populations autochtones sont essentielles en vue de protéger la faune et les moyens d’existence ruraux

Date: 3 mars 2017


Par Fao

Les communautés locales ont besoin d’aide afin d’atténuer les conflits opposant les populations à la faune.

Il est essentiel d'impliquer activement les populations autochtones et les communautés locales dans les efforts visant à conserver la faune afin de maintenir la biodiversité et d'assurer la durabilité des moyens d'existence ruraux, a annoncé aujourd'hui la FAO à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la vie sauvage.

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.

2017-2018 International Land Coalition (ILC) Membership Expansion

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deadline: 30th June 2017

Who can apply?

Given the extraordinary growth of the coalition in previous years, this opening will give priority to civil society and inter-governmental organisations: