How rangeland enclosures in Ethiopia affect the poor

Access to productive rangeland has long been a critical issue for pastoralists in Ethiopia. In 
November 2011, Feinstein International Center at Tufts University facilitated a review of establishment of rangeland enclosures in Ethiopia, as part of the Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative (PLI) funded by USAID and involving a consortium of NGOs working with government and other partners. The review examined how different actors perceive the
likely impact of enclosures on pastoralist livelihoods, especially the impact on poorer groups. The review process involved a literature review, field assessments in Borana and Somali pastoralist areas and local stakeholder review
workshops. More details about methods and findings can be found in the report Review of pastoral rangeland enclosures in Ethiopia.

Posted on 28 May 2012 in Pastoralism & Natural Resources