For years there has been conflict in Loliondo surrounding land and natural resource uses. The conflict is complex, with many stakeholders involved, but the root of the problem is clear—land.
The drought of July 2009 brought conflict tensions to a head, resulting in burned homesteads, reported human rights abuses, 50,000 cattle displaced and considerable economic loss to local communities. Since then more than 15 investigative missions have been carried out, yet there remains no change or progress. What it will take to bring peace to the area is still up for debate. This brief outlines key findings and policy recommendations that are essential to a fair, just and equitable resolution. At the core of this, is communities’ interests and rights must be upheld, which in short means communities must maintain control over the land in Loliondo. To download this brief, click here>