Presentation of the member
The Billital Maroobé Network (BMN) is a West African regional reference framework for herders and pastoralists that works to defend the interests of its members at the economic, political, social and cultural levels. Its mission is to achieve a real securing of the pastoral economy, by encouraging and accompanying all initiatives of organization and appropriation of technical innovations, by working for the restoration of the ecology/stock balance.
- Integrate livestock farmers in the process of developing national and sub-regional livestock development policies;
- To secure livestock production in Africa through sound and equitable management of essential natural resources such as land, water and pasture;
- Strengthening the capacities of pastoral organizations to defend the interests of pastoralists in Africa;
- Promouvoir l’inclusion sociale et le genre ;<
- Strengthen the Network's foundation at the regional level;
- Defend the effectiveness of the rights of herders and pastoralists.
The RBM brings together pastoral civil society organizations from 7 countries structured in national branches. These countries are : Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. The network has perspectives of extension to Togo and Chad.
- The problem of cross-border transhumance in the Sahelian and West African space;
- Ownership of the ECOWAP process by pastoral civil society actors;
- The plea for a better consideration of pastoral vulnerability in the prevention and management of food crises;
- Taking into account the need for pastoral mobility in the process of developing national and sub-regional policies for livestock and pastoral development;
- Livestock Marketing Promotion;
- The socio-economic and cultural promotion of women pastors;
- Support for the emergence of a strong pastoral civil society capable of truly influencing policies at the sub-regional and global levels;
- Establish contacts with sub-regional and governmental institutions, networks and organizations working in the areas of pastoralism and governance.