TRADITIONAL RANGELANDS MANAGEMENT

Traditionally indigenous peoples have their own ways of land governance and use for all seasons and for all uses. This cultural practice allowed the lands to recover between seasons. But the pastoralists in Tanzania can hardly do this. Population growth, land misappropriation for other uses and climate change have reduced the extent of their pasturelands and led to a deterioration in quality too. As a result, nowadays their cattle often die in the dry season or in droughts from lack of grass and lack of water. This is devastating. Change is needed. TEST is working with the pastoralists in Tanzania to restore indigenous land use practices and coping mechanisms to address the effects of climate and cultural change. TEST helps pastoral communities restore and adapt traditional land use practices and coping mechanisms to address the effects of current pressures including climate change.

 

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