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.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Kenya
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Kenya
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
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2011Kenya
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.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJune, 2018Kenya, 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.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJune, 2018Kenya
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.
Library ResourceMultimediaOctober, 2018Kenya, 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.
Library ResourceAugust, 2017Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2017Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2017Burkina Faso, Africa, Western Africa
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