Development of Prototype Tools to Support Resource Mapping, Land Use Development and Planning in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
Throughout the dry lands in East Africa, the issue of “alternative” land use investments in traditional pastoral grazing lands is contentious and wide-spread. In addition, new large infrastructure projects such as roads are being implemented to improve market access. The environmental and social impacts of such projects need careful evaluation. Finally, the impacts of climate change for ecosystem goods and services, as well as pastoral livelihoods, bring new uncertainties to prospects for pastoral areas.