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Improving Governance of Pastoral Lands

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The technical guide on Improving the governance of pastoral lands touches on a number of issues that are covered in other technical guides in this series, including the forthcoming technical guide on governing tenure rights to commons and governing land for women and men, Responsible governance of tenure and the law, and Respecting free, prior and informed consent. These guides provide important advice and examples of how to strengthen pastoral governance and tenure and they are consistent with this guide. However, while these guides are complementary, the technical guide on Improving the governance of pastoral lands covers specific challenges of pastoral tenure that are unique to pastoralism and considers how these different facets of pastoralist tenure (issues of the commons; free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); gender etc.) can be combined in a coherent approach to securing pastoral lands.