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NES Tanzania was established at a national formulation workshop held in Dar Es Salaam in March 2016. Participants included government officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, the National Land Use Planning Commission, and the Tanzania Land Tenure Support Programme. Representatives from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Irish Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, and local civil society networks were also present.
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE?
The overarching goal of NES Tanzania is to realise an inclusive and participatory land governance for improved food security and inclusive land-based investment in the context of competing land demands, that respects women, indigenous peoples, and pastoralist rights.
WHAT ACTION DO WE TAKE?
NES Tanzania is driven by three strategic components:
- Coordination, communication, advocacy, and policy dialogue implemented and coordinated by the Tanzania Land Alliance.
- Civil society independent monitoring and dialogue on good land governance and inclusive agricultural investment coordinated by the Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF).
- Strengthening land governance through district and village land use planning, registration and management of shared resources, including grazing areas, coordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
- Supported joint village land use planning in the Manyara region, which reduced conflicts and helped villages secure around 100,000 hectares of land for cattle keepers and farmers.
- Through a series of dialogues organised between the civil society and policy makers, NES Tanzania put the land question high up on the national agenda. For example, it engaged parliamentary committees in 2018 and convinced MPs to introduce land issues in parliamentary debates.
- Supported approaches that led to the engagement of women in decision making processes in villages, especially in cattle keeping communities, where land has always been the preserve of men.