Cross-border mobility of Kenyan & Tanzanian Maasai

Using a recent incident of closing borders to movement of Maasai pastoralists between Kenya and Tanzania, Fiona Flintan reflects on how changes in land use and pressure on land are leading to changes in the traditional practices of reciprocal resource sharing between different groups of livestock-keepers, also across borders. This restriction in mobility of the animals challenges the whole pastoral system. Read her post “Borders and pastoralists: the effects of restricted movement” in an issue of “Drums of change: insights on conflict, peace and development” on the theme “Transcending boundaries: migrants, refugees and the movement of people” (July 2015) brought out by the ACTION Support Centre.

Posted on 1 August 2015 in Pastoralism & Mobility, Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism & Peacebuilding, Pastoralism, Policy & Power