Three handbooks on participatory rangeland management
Garba Tula District in Isiolo County, northern Kenya, is home to about 40,000 pastoralists, mainly Borana. Most of the land is held in trust by the country councils, who strictly control allocation. Decisions on land use and management were taken out of the hands of the communities’ traditional authorities. The dryland programme of the IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office has been working in Garba Tula since 2009 implementing the Improving Governance of Natural Resources for Rural Poverty Reduction project with funds from the UK (DFID) and the Netherlands (Cordaid). This project seeks to strengthen natural resource governance by supporting the local institutions and regulatory systems, enabling more participatory decision-making so that communities benefit from more sustainable resource management. It has produced three handbooks to share more widely the lessons from the approach taken in Garba Tula:
1) Strengthening natural resource governance (2013, 12pp)
2) Participatory rangeland planning: a practitioner’s guide (2013, 14pp)
3) Enabling community benefits from sustainably managed drylands (2013, 16pp).