Official visit in Kiteto - PRM
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After successful piloting of Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM) project in Kiteto District where four clusters are currently implementing the CRIF projects, further two projects are replicated at Lesingita village, Longido District, and Ruvuremit, Simanjoro district. The government officials from the Ministry of livestock and fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism, Vice President Office, Ministry of Land Housing Human Settlement and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, and Manyara, and Arusha Regional Secretariats traveled to Kiteto on a learning visit.

In addition, 19 members from Kiteto, Simanjiro, and Longido district councils. The officials had a brief presentation done by the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) on practices and the success of the pilot project. Some of them are; mounting of four rangeland managed clusters demarcated and legally identified, having a managing organ for each cluster, increased women's involvement in the governance of the clusters, the presence of demo plots for pasture, and OLENGAPA having a GN. A discussion emphasis was on the sustainability of the project and a way forward to have the project ongoing. 

Similarly, the team visited the OLENGAPA cluster to see investments by PRM and met with the community for discussions. The Community declared that the project is essential for their livelihood, as it has decreased conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and enhanced permanent settlement among themselves. To its importance, the four clusters joined hands together and elected one leader of the four clusters. Ministry of livestock and fisheries and VPO representing other officials determined to extend the practices, lessons learned, and support the clusters towards well-developed rangelands for livelihood sustainability.

PRM is a European Union (EU) 4 year (2018-2021) funded project through the International Land Coalition (ILC) in six clusters of rangelands in Tanzania. TNRF is implementing the project in Tanzania while RECONCILE pilots it in Baringo County, Kenya. Both institutions are technically guided by International Livestock Research Institute Research (ILRI). The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihood and nutrition status of pastoralist communities in East Africa by improving the management of rangelands for optimal utilization. Thus, the project work towards attaining security and better use of rangelands and expanding the role of women in selected pastoral communities in Kenya and Tanzania.