Best practices in rangeland management: Experiences from World Bank projects
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The Bank's project record in rangeland management has been mixed. During the sixties and the seventies emphasis was placed on discrete projects designed to assist in exploiting the major resources of the area to increase incomes, for example through irrigation for cash crops, improvement of livestock herds and their marketing. The impact of these interventions was limited and the early eighties saw increased emphasis of projects on dissemination of improved technologies and improvements in local infrastructure at the national and regional level. Today reorientation is towards participatory approaches, institutional capacity building, balanced sectoral inputs, environmental sustainability, addressing complexity and adopting a process approach to project design.