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Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism

In this completely revised and updated issue page we provide fresh insights into the challenges and risks facing diverse pastoralist communities across the globe from the Sahel to Siberia. Learn about rangelands and drylands worldwide and how they are impacted by anthropogenic climate change. Review current international policy and law to critically assess their effectiveness in protecting pastoralist rights and livelihoods. Explore the risks posed by the growing market in carbon offsets and how related conservation initiatives can impact negatively on rangelands and savannas which are often mischaracterized as deforested and degraded lands. Dive deeper to explore the position of women and youth in pastoral communities. Challenge common assumptions about the future of pastoralism so as to reimagine possible ways forward.

Resources for Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism

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Supply chain and local in-transit handling of ‘Carabao’ mango from Davao City to Laguna, Philippines

December, 2022
Philippines

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is a tropical fruit with a unique flavor and high nutritional benefits. It is considered the most important fruit crop in the country based on its high export volume and value, next to banana and pineapple (Department of Agriculture, 2013). The 'Carabao' mango, also known as the 'Super Manila' mango, is a popular variety in the international market. Over the years, there has been an increase in demand for mangoes. However, the Philippines is facing challenges in consistently delivering high quality mangoes to major markets.

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23 September 2023
Sometimes at high-level international events, like the Africa Climate Summit held in early September 2023, we do not have the opportunity to, or forget to, include the voices of people who are going through the very issues discussed.
23 May 2023
Latest paper from the WOLTS team offers new evidence of a sustainable approach to securing land rights for women and communities 
17 February 2023
It is proposed in Uzbekistan to develop a draft law “On pastures” in a new edition and the procedure for granting pasture land plots for rent.

Projects

September 2016 to June 2019

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Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and prevent investment in the conservation and restoration of biodiverse landscapes.

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Donors:
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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The project secured collective land rights for surviving Hadzabe hunter–gatherer and Datoga pastoralist groups, and  improved  the governance of village lands in 11 neighbouring village areas in the Yaeda-Mangola area, east of Lake Eyasi, in Northern Tanzania,

July 2020 to December 2025

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Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and prevent investment in the conservation and restoration of biodiverse landscapes.

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German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Context Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2019, it ranked 182nd out of 189 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). 70% of the population lives in rural areas and is highly dependent on agriculture. However,

January 2023 to May 2026

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Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and prevent investment in the conservation and restoration of biodiverse landscapes.

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Donors:
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Context

Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and

January 2015 to December 2024
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WOLTS (Women’s Land Tenure Security) is a long-term multi-country, multi-organisational land governance initiative. The project has delivered stronger evidence on threats to women’s land rights through its action-research. It has also contributed to strengthening community, civil society and

September 2016 to June 2019

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Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and prevent investment in the conservation and restoration of biodiverse landscapes.

503713
Donors:
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

General

The project secured collective land rights for surviving Hadzabe hunter–gatherer and Datoga pastoralist groups, and  improved  the governance of village lands in 11 neighbouring village areas in the Yaeda-Mangola area, east of Lake Eyasi, in Northern Tanzania,

July 2020 to December 2025

Euro

Euro
ISO 4217 code
EUR
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5000000
Project duration:
to
Euro

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Reliable access to land plays a central role in food security and poverty reduction as well as for the sustainable use of natural resources. In contrast, poorly defined land use rights encourage conflicts between different population and land user groups and prevent investment in the conservation and restoration of biodiverse landscapes.

6600000
Donors:
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Context Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2019, it ranked 182nd out of 189 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). 70% of the population lives in rural areas and is highly dependent on agriculture. However,

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11 April 2024
Photo: Farmers at the CuveWaters Green Village in Epyeshona, Northern Namibia, photo by ISOE Wikom, sourced from flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license   Blog written by Celina Awala* and originally published on 31st March 2024 by The Namibian. Namibia’s 2023 preliminary census figures show that…
27 November 2022 - 1 December 2022
The upcoming conference organized by the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel will focus on the intersection of land and water and the impact of land degradation and drought on populations across the world. More details on the event are coming soon.