Land, livelihoods and natural resources

Mokoro provides technical, social, legal and economic advice on land, livelihoods, agriculture and natural resources. Our consultants work in research and training, advice and support to reform, institutional and capacity development, and programme planning and evaluation. We also cover a range of socioeconomic and livelihood issues, such as climate change, youth employment, food security and smallholder food production strategies, and decentralised development planning.

We have broad experience in land policy and reform, including urban and peri-urban land issues, dispute resolution, land rights for women, pastoralists and indigenous peoples, community land management, land and agricultural investments, and governance of tenure. Our natural resource management experience includes socio-economic aspects of land use planning, range management, community-based natural resource management, and the resolution of people and wildlife conflicts. Gender issues are integral to all our work on tenure rights and access to natural resources.

Mokoro is currently carrying out a strategic research project focusing on women’s land rights in pastoralist communities in mineral-rich areas of Mongolia and Tanzania (read more on WOLTS). Recent work by our consultants includes a global evaluation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s role in rights and access to land and other natural resources; an assessment of the evidence and data gaps in Rwanda’s land sector; development of land policy guidelines for the Eastern Caribbean States; an evaluation of a community-level legal education and support programme; and a rapid evidence assessment of the ways in which public overseas investments have ensured protection of land tenure rights.

In addition to our work at the global and national level, for over a decade Mokoro has been carrying out studies at the local level in Ethiopia to assess the complex ways in which government’s development interventions (supported by aid and not) affect long-term site-specific and path-dependent trajectories. This research – WIDE – focuses particularly on local level entities such as rural villages and the different types of groups and households.

We are committed to contributing to the global land rights dialogue, including on key issues of women’s land rights, good governance of land tenure, and impacts of large scale land acquisitions. We manage and host the Land Rights in Africa website.

Mokoro’s core consultants working in this field are:

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant

Research Officer

Research and Consultancies Assistant

Associate Consultant

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant

Land Rights Adviser

Associate Consultant

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant and Director