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Joint village land use planning secures over 95,000 hectares of grazing lands for livestock keepers in Tanzania’s Kiteto District

Sustainable livestock systems

The Tanzania Agricultural and Livestock Policy of 1997 identifies overstocking and overgrazing, as well as a lack of innovative options for meeting the needs of mobile and sedentary pastoralists as some of the major challenges facing the nation’s pastoralists. To date, these challenges affect the quality of life of pastoral communities, limit livestock production, and can lead to conflicts between livestock keepers and farmers. Securing grazing lands and improving rangelands for livestock is therefore crucial for healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people.

Researchers, government bodies and other stakeholders have been working to solve these challenges, and progress is being made. A total of 95,499.869 hectares of grazing land has been secured for livestock keepers in Kiteto district, Manyara region, supported by a collaborative project involving the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and local Civil Society Organization…

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