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Title:Pastures Lost: Alienation of Barabaig Land in the Context of Land Policy and Legislation in Tanzania
Author:Lane, Charles
Year:1994
Periodical:Nomadic Peoples
Issue:34-35
Pages:81-94
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:Barabaig
pastoralists
expropriation
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Politics and Government
Abstract:Pastoralists in Tanzania are losing access to their traditional lands and finding their movements increasingly restricted. Four major policy initiatives in Tanzania have converged over time to undermine pastoralists' security of tenure: the nationalization of land, villagization, village titling, and land use planning. On the basis of a review of the case of the Barabaig of Hanang District, northcentral Tanzania, this paper illustrates how these processes and the policies that underpin them have operated to alienate pastoral lands, destruct rangeland resources, and undermine the pastoral economy. The paper analyses the Barabaig case within the context of land-related policy and legal changes in Tanzania, in particular the introduction of the Regulation of Land Tenure (Established Villages) Act 22 of 1992. Bibliogr.
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