Pastoralism and Land Access Issues in Africa

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This briefing paper analyzes the major pastoralism and land access issues in Africa and complements Pastoralism in Africa: A Primer.

The paper is divided into five parts. Following this introduction, part two provides a brief background to pastoralism and land in Africa. Part three sets out the policy and practical challenges that pastoralists face in their quest for secure access to land.

Part four highlights some policy and institutional innovations that have been introduced to secure pastoralists’ access to land in Africa. Part five presents key conclusions and recommendations.

The production of this briefing paper was funded by the United States Agency for International Development via Cooperative Agreement No. 7200AA21CA00020, Pastoralism in Africa, to the Feinstein International Center, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.






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