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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012

    study to characterize existing adaptive strategies and shifts in smallholder agro-pastoralists in relation to changes in land use and land subdivisions was carried out. A total of 48.9% of respondent indicated that there had been a shift in the adaptive strategies where unreliable rainfall, better access to land and water, acquisition of skills, shortage of pastures and proximity to wildlife habitats were the main factors influencing the shifts.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008

    Pastoralists traditionally relied on herd mobility to cope with drought. In the pastoral areas of Kajiado,
    Kenya this strategy is now threatened by increased individual land ownership as compared to
    communal access. Drought frequency as related to El-Nino and Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is
    predicated to increase with climate change. The aim of the study was investigate the use of herd
    mobility strategy in the ENSO related 1999/2000 la Nina induced drought under different land tenure

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2011

    Climate change impacts livelihoods adversely in dry-lands of Northern Kenya in terms of longer and harsher droughts, shorter and intense precipitation and floods. Climate change interlocks with peoples life-worlds differently for different reasons. Understanding the foregoing can inform and make policy more relevant. What are the Samburu peoples discernment of climate change and how have they confronted it? The paper examines the Samburu perspectives of climate change and the resulting coping, adaptation mechanisms and practice, and their prospects.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2018
    Kenya, Eastern Africa

    Rangelands throughout sub-Saharan Africa are currently undergoing two major pressures: climate change (through altered rainfall and seasonality patterns) and habitat fragmentation (brought by land use change driven by land demand for agriculture and conservation). Here we explore these dimensions, investigating the impact of land use change decisions, by pastoralists in southern Kenya rangelands, on human well-being and animal densities using an agent-based model.

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    Volume 7 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2018

    This paper addresses pastoral resilience by drawing out the coping strategies and mechanisms utilized by the Maasai Pastoralists through a food system approach, based on the study findings of an anthropological study of pastoralism as a food system in Laikipia County, Rift Valley, Kenya. The co-existence and interactions of pastoralism as a food system with other types of food systems in Laikipia, such as large-scale horticulture, justified the selection of the study site.

  6. Library Resource
    October, 2018
    Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa

    In January 2018, the Rangelands Association of Kenya and ILRI partnered to host the Rangeland Communities Exchange Conference. ILRI’s support to the conference was undertaken through the 'Restoration of degraded land for food security and poverty reduction in East Africa and the Sahel: Taking successes in land restoration to scale' project. The conference facilitated community-to-community exchange of knowledge on rangeland management practices and on the ways in which management and governance frameworks interact with these practices.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018

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