Mokoro’s practical and action-oriented long-term strategic research project, the Women’s Land Tenure Security Project (WOLTS), is piloting its methodology through a ‘Study on the threats to women’s land tenure security in Mongolia and Tanzania’.
Kenya is the most recent African state to acknowledge customary tenure as producing lawful property rights, not merely rights of occupation and use on government or public lands. This paper researches this new legal environment. This promises land security for 6 to 10 million Kenyans, most of who are members of pastoral or other poorer rural communities. Analysis is prefaced with substantial background on legal trends continentally, but the focus is on Kenya’s Community Land Act, 2016, as the framework through which customary holdings are to be identified and registered.
In developing regions with high levels of poverty and a dependence on climate sensitive agriculture, studies focusing on climate change adaptation, planning, and policy processes, have gained relative importance over the years. This study assesses the impact of farmer perceptions regarding climate change on the use of sustainable agricultural practices as an adaptation strategy in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.
Date: Septembre 2017
Source: Foncier & Développement
Par: Frédéric Bazin, Ibrahima Hathie, Jamie Skinner, Jérôme Koundouno
Ce nouveau rapport GWI synthétise les résultats de quatre années de recherches sur trois barrages et périmètres rizicoles existants : Sélingué au Mali, Bagré au Burkina Faso et Anambé au Sénégal.
Restoration interventions to combat land degradation are carried out in arid and semi-arid areas to improve vegetation cover and land productivity. Evaluating the success of an intervention over time is challenging due to various constraints (e.g. difficult-to-access areas, lack of long-term records) and the lack of standardised and affordable methodologies. We propose a semi-automatic methodology that uses remote sensing data to provide a rapid, standardised and objective assessment of the biophysical impact, in terms of vegetation cover, of restoration interventions.
Date: juillet 2017
Source: Foncier & Développement
Par: Jean Huchon, Ken Peter Otieno, Blasius Azuhnwi
La gestion des conflits est au centre des attentions lorsqu’il est question de pastoralisme. Une acceptation semble même se généraliser : les conflits seraient inhérents au pastoralisme. Au pire, il les engendrerait, au mieux, il les exacerberait. Cet article propose dans sa première partie, des clés d’analyse pour une compréhension des dynamiques à l’origine de ces conflits.
Defining rangelands as anthromes enabled Ellis and Ramankutty (2008) to conclude that more than three-quarters of Earth’s land is anthropogenic; without rangelands, this figure would have been less than half. They classified all lands grazed by domestic livestock as rangelands, provided that human population densities were low; similar areas without livestock were excluded and classified instead as ‘wildlands’. This paper examines the empirical basis and conceptual assumptions of defining and categorizing rangelands in this fashion.
Since 1995, June 17th has been observed as the "World Day to Combat Desertification - 2017" The main objective of commemorating WDCD has been to promote public awareness about international efforts to combat desertification and the effects of drought collectively.
This report provides commemoration of WDCD 2017 across india on awraness, workshops, nature camps, schemes and events launched.
This report highlights the activities pertaining to issues related to desertification, land degradation and drought,