“Pastoralism has been defined as extensive livestock production on the rangelands”. This broad description encompasses many different herding practices and production systems that are found worldwide. However, it has been clearly demonstrated that the planned herding of livestock is a central common practice that is vital for sustainable management of rangelands. Managed herd movements are essential for sustainable pastoralism and pose the single greatest challenge to securing pastoral tenure. (Indroduction extract)
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Others FAO Governance of Tenure Technical guides :http://www.fao.org/nr/tenure/information-resources/technicalguides/en/
citation: FAO. 2016. Improving governance of pastoral lands:Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. Governance of tenure technical guide No. 6. Rome.