The grazing meadows in northern Tanzania, traditionally used by Maasai pastoralists, are increasingly under pressure. They must make room for agriculture, but also for nature conservation and tourism. The authorities consider pastoralists and their livestock as a threat to national parks and wildlife, while they have peacefully lived together for centuries. In addition, climate change also affects the life of the Maasai in Tanzania: dry periods occur more often and last longer.
How we help
Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT): helps local communities to safeguard their legal rights on land and natural resources.
Heifer International Tanzania: strives for a better life for poor and vulnerable farmers’ families. The organization does so by increasing livestock productivity and supporting the expansion of animal healthcare.