TANZANIA PROJECT: SUPPORTING PASTORALISTS TO MANAGE THEIR LAND THEIR WAY

Supporting pastoralists to manage their land their way

In September 2012, together with our Tanzanian partner, Ujaama Community Resource Team (UCRT), we started a new project funded by UKAid, to secure the rights of 10 communities (64,000 people) to 8,500km of vital grazing land and water for their livestock.

In three years’ time:

  • 10 communities will have legally binding certificates protecting the communal grazing land. This will allow the 10 communities to own and manage the communal grazing land in their traditional way, ensuring the vital grazing land and water sources are protected and meaning that communities can maintain a sustainable livelihood.
  • Bye-laws will have been developed to the equal rights to land for the 33,000 women in the project area.
  • Through working with women’s groups, women will be supported to demand their rights.

In this film Sinandei Makko, project worker at UCRT talks about the importance of land to the pastoralist way of life.

A small price to pay for a livelihood

£4,612 will secure the rights of grazing land for 1 community forever