Sustainable management of conflicts related to transboundary livestock transhumance in West and Central Africa

  • Determinants of conflicts related to transboundary transhumance documented: (i) damages on crops; (ii) pastoral utilization of national parks; (iii) competition for livestock watering;
  • Good practices in prevention and management of cross-border transhumance conflicts documented: sub-regional cooperation, negotiation and securing pastoral resources, setting local committees for managing conflicts between farmers and herders and, traditional mechanisms involving local leaders;

  • Opportunities and constraints for the implementation of the Decision A/DEC-5/10/98 and the Regulation C/REG.3/01/03, regulations for the management of transhumance across ECOWAS Member States identified;
  • A multi-actors and multi-scale approach for preventing and managing conflicts in the ECOWAS region, with components at the local, national and regional levels, proposed;
  • Guidelines for revising the regional regulatory framework to ensure a sustainable management of transboundary transhumance in West Africa, proposed;
  • Two (2) Policy briefs elaborated and are yet to be published during the High Level Conference on trade of livestock and meat that will take place in May 18-19, 2015 in N’Djamena, Chad.