Khoisan in South Africa

Photo Credit: Atlanta Black Star


A vast Canadian wheat cultivation scheme deprived indigenous Barabaig pastoralists of their ancestral land in the 1970s. Subsequent development projects, population growth, and conservation activities have made the pursuit of pastoral livelihoods even more difficult. Photo Credit: Dana Ullman/The GroundTruth Project


Maasai communities are facing violent attacks and eviction due to agricultural investments, conservation, and discrimination by farmers.


Rufiji is the southernmost district of Pwani Region. Land conflicts in this district have mainly taken place around the villages of Ikwiriri and Utete. The pastoralist population dramatically increased in the area after herders were evicted from Mbarali District in Mbeya Region in 2006-07. (Photo credit: ACAI Initiative)


The Emborley Murtangos Community Reserve was founded in 2002 after the Kiteto District Council received requests from seven predominantly Maasai villages in the district to pool areas of their respective village lands. This area has faced repeated invasions by outside farmers, which has led to years of conflict and legal battles. Photo credit: The Citizen

The Borana

The Borana live in the Oromia region of southern Ethiopia. Despite holding off major industrial change, they are in land disputes with the government and other pastoralist groups in Kenya. Photo credit: CGIAR, ILRI/S.Mann