Policies, legal and institutional frameworks are core pillars of any conservation, natural resource management as well as development work at all societal levels. They define the relationships between people and resources and guide the interactions that ensue from such relationships for sustainability, growth and harmonious coexistence. In appreciation of the role that policy and laws play in biodiversity conservation and drylands development in Eastern Africa, a review was carried out on the regional and national policy contexts, which have a bearing on biodiversity conservation, pastoralism and drylands development.
The survey covered Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia and explored the economic value of the drylands. It was undertaken by ASARECA and its partner institutions – the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Egerton University, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and RECONCILE.
View a a summary of the project as published in the ASARECA-PAAP newsletter for December 2011.
The three DRAFT policy briefs published from the project are shared here: