Reserve Training"/>

our mission:

To restore life, health and peace to indigenous farmers and nomadic pastoralists in nigeria through the settlement of pastoralists onto protected, ecologically sound grazing reserves with healthcare and schools provided for their families.

The Reserve Training

This is a 14-day training of key community leaders, farmers and herdsmen from each of the three grazing sites, followed by two follow-up visits, to include the following factors critical to the project’s success:  

  • Effective community mobilization strategies that ensure empowerment and sustainability
  • Ensure buy-in and support from leaders.  
  • Active participation of livestock owners.
  • Commitment of the core group of community members to organize themselves and to work with the external organization.    
  • Support for program team in the community.
  • The benefits and challenges of settled pastoralism
  • How best to harness elements of pastoralism (extensive production, herd mobility and opportunistic management) within a confine environment/ area? 
  • Understand the whole chain of production (grass, crops, livestock, marketing)
  • Ecological literacy (the needs of the grass plant, the needs of soil, water cycle etc)
  • Training in land use planning and grazing planning
  • Training of herders, discuss their roles, responsibilities, welfare and ensure community support.
  • Low stress animal handling and herding
  • Community enforcement of sacrificial corridors, and non-participant grazing areas.
  • Grazing areas/ reserves governance (rules empowering core group members and traditional leadership)
  • Availability and management of water for a large herd year round. 
  • Herd management (livestock health and production results).
  • Prevention and treatment of diseases in the herd.  
  • Resources and management of over-night livestock care and facilities. 
     

Physical Set-up of the Reserves

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