Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Natural Resources

Committee Chair(s)

Charles W. Gay


Roger Banner


Derrick Thom


The purpose of this report is to address the issues that are relevant to the management of common rangeland resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. I feel that the issues presented here are among some of those which are important and need to be considered in order to understand the kind of performance perceived about the efforts to develop the range and livestock in pastoral societies. In this report, three case studies have been reviewed, regarding institutional approaches tried to manage common rangelands. These case studies are about group ranches in Kajiado District, Kenya and in Upper Volta and the Sehlabathebe Grazing Association in Lesotho. The performance for each approach is discussed and the analysis done. The analysis may indicate the implications of the issues on the performance of these approaches. This review paper ends with some conclusions and recommendations relevant to the country of Lesotho.