Building the Missing Evidences Around Livestock Mobility and Strengthening Adaptive Capacities to Foster Inclusive Landscape-Level Rangeland Governance and Climate Resilient Crop Production in Sudan

This project is part of the ongoing collaboration between the ILC Rangelands Initiative Africa led by RECONCILE, the Policies Institutions and Markets CRP of the CGIAR Flagship 5 on natural resource management and land governance, and IFAD. It will also contribute to IFAD’s corporate commitments to strengthen country programs in fragile situations by generating practical guidance and operational tools adapted to similar country contexts.It shall be implemented over a six months’ period between July and December 2018.

Objective and outputs
The overall objective of the project is to shape and enhance the sustainability of IFAD’s investments to enable a more resilient livestock sector through devising appropriate mitigating measures to respond to the scale and magnitude of risks further marginalising pastoralists in the Sudan. The focus of the project shall be to mainstream participatory pastoral land use planning, conflict sensitive programming and the empowerment of pastoralists and farmers to facilitate more positive and mutually beneficial interactions between the two production systems, and between them and public authorities.
To realise its objective, the project shall work to achieve the following six outputs:
1. Strengthen landscape-level rangeland governance and management of pastoral natural resource in selected LMRP localities
2. Identify current and changing risks and opportunities created by climate change for pastoralist practices and adaptation strategies with a view to mitigating impacts, visioning and scenario-building for the future and leveraging on opportunities
3. Pilot, promote and scale up effective natural resource management methodologies including participatory planning and land conflict resolution.
4. Develop a policy options paper defining entry points for IFAD projects to address fragility in the rural sector and agriculture and strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change on pastoralists.
5. Foster dialogue and collaboration between different stakeholders, and support evidence based policy making and the sustainability of pastoral innovations at state and federal level.
6. Inform Sudan’s 2018 design – the Integrated Agribusiness Development Program.