The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project
Between 2010 and 2015, the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) assisted nine villages to carry out VLUP, and successfully piloted the implementation of joint village planning across three of these, leading to the protection through certification of a shared grazing area called OLENGAPA, found in Kiteto district, Manyara region. SRMP has now entered its third phase (2016–2020) with the financial support of International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations, Irish Aid, the International Land Coalition (ILC), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the government of Tanzania. This phase focuses on the scaling-up of the joint VLUP approach in several new clusters of villages, as well as expanding the original ones. This includes the securing of grazing areas through the provision of group CCROs and improving the management of the areas by the established Livestock Keepers Associations through action research on such as rangeland rehabilitation, and improvement and intensification of rangeland and livestock productivity.