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1 An Investigation of Effects of Competing Land uses on Sustainable Livelihood in Maasai Mara Wildlife Dispersal Area(Proposal) Jane Nyandika (MA, EPM) Supervisors: 1.Dr. Musingi 2.Dr. Moronge

2 PART I Background Green growth in the context of sustainable development and Poverty Eradication- international policy agenda (UNEP, 2011) Livelihoods and Governance -elements of sustainable production in the green growth agenda (Fadeeva, et al 2012 eds). Different, excessive competition/ claims ; lead to competing land uses (Arets, et al 2011).

3 Background Contd Expansion of agricultural area into poorly protected Africa savannah marginal land is an attractive alternative in meeting food demands (UNEP, 2011). Planning in Kenya- Narok County level - policies of activities that degrade the environment and disputes of unharmonised utilization types occur (Ojwang, 2007).

4 Statement of the problem Maasai Mara Wildlife Dispersal Area is identified as environment and governance hotspot (UNEP, 2009). Locals &investors compete for land/NR access Approach to land use is land subdivision. No land master plan to steer land reform. Sectoral laws are not managing hazards of local communities resource use. Livelihood claims in activities/strategies & businesses.

5 General Objective The broad objective of this study is to: Investigate, the effects of existing governance arrangements in competing land uses in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem, and how it affects the livelihoods in the region.

6 Objective 1&2 1.To identify the distribution patterns of competing land use emerging from interaction of land tenure systems since the issuance of certificates of title/lease. 2.To assess the influence of erection of formal boundaries on community access to natural resources and livelihoods.

7 Objective 3&4 3. To assess sectoral effects of land access rights enforcement on livelihood since the issuance of certificates of title/lease. 4. To explore causes and effects of land use competition in the Maasai Mara Wildlife Dispersal Area.

8 Policy Values and Power National government claims in vision 2030 strategy County government claims in devolution Rights claims by land owners/Leases Exclusion claims of un harmonised laws by actors Property Rights Institutions claims Incidences of emerging claims to utilization of land Incidents of claims of longer distance to water points by erection of boundaries Incidents of claims of disputes in rights enforcement Policy responses Policy Influences Ii A range of Competing Interest on Livelihood New land use patterns Expansion of arable land within the wildlife dispersal area/livestock fields Demand for, food, water, and pasture land PRIEPRIE PRIRPRIR The single arrow (PRIE) represents Property Rights Institution Effects (emergent behavior) by regime. The single arrow (PRIR) represents Property Rights Institutions Responses (governance) by regime. Conceptual Model Adapted from Campbell, 2003

9 Hypotheses 1&2 1. H 0 The issuance of certificates of title has no significant effect in the patterns of distribution in land use types of camps/farms/ households. 2. H 0 The erection of fences has no significant effects on exposure of households to longer distance to water points.

10 Hypotheses 3&4 3.H 0 The farms/camps/household land disputes have no significance influence on enforcement levels of sectoral laws. 4.H 0 There is no significant influence of new agriculture farms on diverse Farms/camps/households livelihood activities in the area.

11 Justification of the study Capital value of land in the area is a well known high stake issue, in land tenure regimes. Land registration and issuance of certificate of title,may be increasing conflict risks. Weak linkages between national and lower planning levels (farms) The study area has high variations in land activities of land lease, pastoral and ecotourism/ rapid changes (fig 3).

12 Scope and Limits of Study Current trends; Olololunga/ Osupuko, and Majimoto area. The socioeconomic factors; (i)livelihood needs and (ii) indicators of land use risks. interaction relationships through the lens of an adapted framework.

13 Author (s)ThemeSummary of findingsGaps identified 1 (Norton- Griffins 1995) Property rights enforcement effects -CBA: 2 types of property rights (Govt Property Rights/ Community & Private and Communal). -Private &Communal land uses compete Gap -Land distribution by type -arrangements guiding the process unclear. 2 Arets et al (2011) Title deeds enforcement effects on longer distances to water points DPSIRThe fences block the traditional migratory paths to cultural sites, dry season grazing lands and water points in S. Africa. Information required on the effects of fences on longer distances and time constraints 3 (Odhiambo et al 2002). Sectoral laws enforcement including history Secondary data :There exist competing claims amongst actors Analysis of local institutions claims and demands on natural resources 4Seernels et al 2001, Reidsma 2011, Mundia et al, 2009 Agriculture Policy Agriculture expansion is a preferred land use option and increasing at a high rate. Effects of agriculture expansion on livelihood portfolios and its risks. Selected key empirical literature and identified gaps for the study

14 (Source: Directorate of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing)

15 Map A structured questionnaire survey of Cross- site comparative analysis of 3 geographical area sites will be used. Cluster sampling objectives one to three. Under the 4 th objective for/of policy assessment, a sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) (Riedsma et al 2011). SPSS will be used for statistical analysis.

16 Data Analysis Objective 1 : Land use Cluster Analysis The object data-Land use type, as nominal scale data will be categorized as per its frequency distribution. A chi- square test (χ 2 df= 3, α=0.05) The output of the cluster analysis will be a cluster profile, constituting an object-attribute incidence matrix (Panneerselvam, 2011).

17 Data Analysis: Objective 2 The independent variables will be; the length of erected permanent boundaries, time taken to reach water points /distance to water points, number of farms/houses/camps. The dependent variable will include, Longer distances to water points, A chi- square test (χ 2) test df =2, α=0.05)will be used to determine significance of distance to permanent water points.

18 Data Analysis Objective 2contd The relationship between presence /absence of fences(Y) and e.g. presence of livestock (X 1 ) and distance to permanent water (X 2 ) will be studied by the following logistical regression Y=a +bx+∑i where x (independent variable) Leeuw JAN DE et al (2001). The causal analysis will employ (significance level α=0.01, and confidence level of 90

19 To assess sectoral laws’ enforcement The independent variable will include no. of persons/actors enforcing. The dependent variables will be the law enforcement levels, risks, dispute incidents, and perceptions on behavior changes. The Likert- type scale shall be used to assess the perception of sectoral laws enforcement levels.

20 Objective 4 Assessment would require a detailed analysis of existing policies, their timing, their actual implementation and their geographic impact. Social, economic and environmental indicators will be evaluated for varied policy scenarios. Use of Multi- Criteria Analysis/ Content analysis

21 Expected Output of the Study Data and Information Objective1: Title deed effects on patterns of land use distribution by clusters of farm/fields/ camps. Objective 2: effects of fences on easier access to livelihood sources in longer distances objective 3 identified enforcement requirements / aspects and enforcement levels.

22 Expected Output areas of conflict in policy objectives with sustainable livelihood objectives, and livelihood portfolios.

23 Appendices Appendix 1: Questionnaire Appendix 2 Questionnaire for Ministry(s) and Parastatals officials Appendix 3- Research approach matrix Appendix 4: Work Plan Appendix 5: Budget

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