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ANOPACI (ROPPA) - Study on the identification of pastoral areas in the Bafing region

Since September 2002 Ivory Coast is living a crisis having significant impact on rural population, particularly in the Bafing region. The spontaneous development of pastoralism, encouraged by the porous borders between Guinea and Ivory Coast and between Mali and Ivory Coast caused an uncontrolled movement of cattle over the whole extent of the Bafing. This has resulted in recurring conflicts between farmers and pastoralists affecting all communities, threatening social cohesion and contributing to increased poverty among the population.

Given this situation, in the occasion of a specific Workshop aiming to develop a code of conduct between farmers and pastoralists in the Bafing (held in August 2008), the realization of a study to identify and establish pastoral areas used exclusively for activities related to transhumant pastoralism was recommended.

ANOPACI, has commissioned a study to identify this areas and propose an implementation plan. The report from the study that took place in the departments of Touba, Koro and Ouaninou, is structured into three main parts, namely: (i) the analysis of the situation, (ii) identification of pastoral areas, and (iii) the proposal of a three years implementation plan.

Author: Dr Walter K. KRA avec Yogba Bamba
Document type: Case and country studies
Thematic Areas: Natural resources
Region: West Africa
Countries: Côte d’Ivoire
Year of Publication: 2010