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CREATING SPACE FOR FARMERS, STOCKBREEDERS AND ELEPHANTS

In the north of Tanzania the annual population growth is more than three per cent. Conflicts between farmers and nomadic stockbreeders are increasing and becoming more violent. And the migratory routes of elephants, giraffes, zebras and other wild animals are getting very congested. This also threatens the income generated from tourism.

Step 1: We get all parties to sit around the table

Trias mediates between the member organisations of both farmers and stockbreeders. Nature associations and local governments also take part in the talks. Together they discuss how all parties could better manage the scarce area.

Step 2: Spatial structural plans seal reconciliation

The different parties have worked out a compromise and translated it into spatial structural plans. For the area of Arusha this approach is an absolute first. And it works: in 2015 the plans were launched in 5 villages. 25,000 hectares of threatened pasture were protected.

Step 3: We stimulate alternative sources of income

To reduce the pressure in the area, Trias works on the economic diversification of the countryside with farmers' organisations. We promote beekeeping, poultry farming, irrigation agriculture and retail trade. And family planning awareness is raised among youths.

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