Participatory Rangeland management practice in Ethiopia

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PILOTING PARTICIPATORY RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (PRM) in the Lowlands of BALE

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Participatory Rangeland management practice in Ethiopia

  1. 1. PILOTING PARTICIPATORY RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (PRM) in the Lowlands of BALE (July 2012-May 2013)
  2. 2. FARM/SOS PNRM experiences • PFM projects in Bonga, Borena and Chilimo (Ethiopia) and Nou (Tanzania) by FARM-Africa/SOS since 2000 • PFM at landscape- implementation in the Bale mountains, which Covers 16 woredas (12 in Bale and 4 in West Arsi zones) , based on previous initiatives • • PFM scaling up in 4 regions- Amhara, Benishangul, Oromia & SNNRS) • Piloted PRM in Lowland of Bale lowland
  3. 3. GOAL: to which the project contributed • GOAL: IMPROVE PASTORAL LIVELIHOODS AND THE PRODUCTIVITY OF RANGELANDS AND ENHANCE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
  4. 4. Purpose – which the project has achieved To develop and implement participatory rangeland management as an effective land use planning and natural resource management system in Ethiopia’s rangelands.
  5. 5. PROJECT LOCATION Oromia Region, Bale Zone : 2 woredas in 5 Pilot kebeles: Berak, Naniga dera, Kele golba and Hore kore (MW
  6. 6. PROJECT OUTPUTS • Rangeland Management Institutions (RMI) established • Rangeland management plan developed and agreement signed • PRM manual finalized and tested through implementation of approach in two target woredas
  7. 7. Stages and steps of PRM establishment & implementation Step one Mobilization phase PFM Planning phase Implementation phase Step Two Getting started Familiarization of PFM processes Step Four Organizing and legalizing community institutions Step Five Capacity building and skill development Step Three Forest resource assessment and management planning Step Six Participatory monitoring and evaluation
  8. 8. Achievements • Condition of rangeland resources and users assessed: 4 kebeles • Pastoralist experience exchange visit was organized for 31 community members to Borena & Guji Zone • Community to Community Extension Conducted for two rounds (from PFM to PRM) • 4 RM bylaw documents including internal bylaw prepared by 4 RM cooperatives • The developed bylaws were ratified at community level • Four rangeland management cooperatives have registered at Zone cooperative promotion and got legal entity • PRM manual developed based on the practical experience on the ground
  9. 9. Participatory Resource Mapping Resource map of Kele Golba Kebele
  10. 10. Stakeholder analysis- Identification of users Stakeholder Analysis at Kele Golba Kebele Stakeholder Analysis at Berak Kebele
  11. 11. RM Cooperative Institutional Structure General assembly (ya’ii weligela) Father of the cattle (Aba Loni) Audit committee Executive committee Livelihood improvement committee Block-A comm. Block-B Comm. Block-C Comm.
  12. 12. Community to community extension at Kele golba Kebele Experience exchange visit Community to community extension at Hore Kore Kebele, MW woreda
  13. 13. • Pastoralist forum was established at Zone level:- “Gumi Xadachaa Horsisee Bultootaa” consists 53 members from 25 Kebeles of 5 Woredas The foundation of ‘gumi tedecha’ pastoralist forum, Dello Mena Yaa’ii Gumii Xadachaa Horsisee Bultoota, Dello Mena
  14. 14. • PRRA being conducted Participatory Rangeland resource assessment, Naniga dera Kebele
  15. 15. • Management plan prepared Training on Management plan development Management plan preparation by Hurufa- dero RM cooperative, Naniga dera kebele
  16. 16. PRM agreement document developed and signed signing programme
  17. 17. Pastoral livelihood enhancement and market development • Pastoral livelihood opportunities/potentials were identified in two woredas  Livestock trading (by the RM cooperatives)  Gum & resin production and marketing  Goat husbandry  Milk processing  Honey production  Controlled hunting/photo safari  Livestock market development and promotion
  18. 18. Establishing/organizing different livelihood groups  Three gum and resin groups  Four honey producing groups at 4 kebeles  One milk processing cooperative  Four goat rearing groups in 4 kebeles  Controlled hunting area/ photo safari under study
  19. 19. Livelihood Opportunities
  20. 20. Rangeland resource products development & marketing
  21. 21. Adding value for Bale Lowland honey product
  22. 22. Thank you!

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