Implementing land policy & legislation in pastoral areas of Tanzania

The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP), supported by the International Land Coalition (ILC) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has been working with national and district governments, local civil society and communities to carry out joint village land-use planning (JVLUP) in pastoral areas. According to Tanzanian policy and legislation, JVLUP should be done where two or more villages share land resources. After completing the land-use plans and agreements, an association (group of land users) can then be formed to obtain a certificate of customary rights of occupancy (CCRO) to use the shared resources. The ILC Issue Paper No. 7 “Improving the implementation of land policy and legislation in pastoral areas of Tanzania: experiences of joint village land use agreements and planning” (2017, 70pp) describes the piloting of this process in four pastoral districts of Tanzania – Kiteto, Bahi, Chamwino, and Kondoa (later Chemba). Other Issue Papers in the ILC Rangelands Series can be found here.

Posted on 12 February 2017 in Pastoralism & Natural Resources, Pastoralism & Peacebuilding