Making rangelands more secure.

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Securing rangelands is an important ongoing debate, because of the complex planning needed for their use and the lack of recognition or protection. In an online discussion from January 29th to February 14th 2018, 38 participants from 4 continents debated over the main challenges, solutions and lessons learnt, as well as on pathways for multi-stakeholder platforms. Mining and expansion of crops are the biggest threats to rangelands, which derive into disruption of mobility corridors, land grabbing and marginalization of pastoralists. Well-organized advocacy and collective action, however, can revert such situations, also increasing the profitability of economic activities in rangelands with simple investments and protecting their communities against external threats. Multi-stakeholder platforms can empower civil society action further, increasing cross-fertilizing exchanges, flagging abuses and also reducing conflict. The existing environmental, economic and social arguments for securing rangelands need to be widespread in order to promote global effective advocacy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Pastoralism
  • 5203 Global Development Studies
  • 5142 Social policy
  • Governance

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