Pastoral Transformations to Resilient Futures: Understanding Climate from the Ground Up

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Kathleen Galvin; Robin. Reid; David Nkedianye; Jesse Njoka; Joana Roque de Pinho; Dickson Kaelo; Philip K. Thornton

Type of Document:
Research Brief


Livestock-Climate Change CRSP, Colorado State University

Date of Publication:
April 2013

Place of Publication:
Fort Collins, CO


Abstract: Africa is an area of the world experiencing rapid change that threatens sustainability. The extensive livestock systems of east Africa are particularly at risk because of rapid changes in climate, human population, and land use. Our goal is to understand climate and global drivers of change affecting two areas of Kenya, the Greater Mara Ecosystem and the Athi-Kaputiei Plains. The workshops we conducted brought together pastoralists from many areas of Kenya. Our project developed an understanding of pastoral perceptions of climate and global changes and their effects on livestock management, the environment and the economy. Workshop participants also identified a broad suite of solutions that would help the livestock economy now and into the future.

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