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Vulnerability to drought, adaptation and coping strategies among agro-pastoral communities in Botswana
With the increased threat of climate change effects on the African continent, this study was carried out to document the coping mechanisms against the rampant droughts by the agropastoral communities in Botswana. The ...
Livelihoods under climate variability and change: an analysis of the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water in Kenya's drylands.
(Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2011)
Impact of climate change and gender roles in community adaptation: A case study of pastoralists in Samburu East District, Kenya
Climate change continues to be of great concern both nationally and internationally, especially with regards to resource allocation and utilization for adaptation and mitigation. It is also clear that climate change is ...
Community based conservation and ecotourism as an environmental management practice for climate change adaptation in Ewaso Nyiro arid land ecosystem, Samburu County Kenya
Communities inhabiting the fragile Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) ecosystems of Northern Kenya are strongly impacted by climate variability and change. Their pastoral livelihoods are threatened. Community based approach ...
A Review of the impact of climate change on African lake productivity
The African Great Lakes are renowned as one of the world's most important aquatic ecosystems from the point of view of water resources, food security, socio-economic activities, biodiversity and carbon cycling. The livelihoods ...
Resource-based conflicts in drought-prone Northwestern Kenya: The drivers and mitigation mechanisms
The theory of “resource scarcity” dominates the debate on “ecoviolence” in pastoral areas, where conflicts among communities have traditionally been linked to competition over scarce resources and invariably drought ...
Nutritional Value of Berchemia discolor: A Potential to Food and Nutrition Security of Households
(Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2012)
Drylands have a multitude of livelihood problems where food insecurity is one of the serious impediments. Both transhumance and settled farmers make their living in the semiarid parts of east Shewa, Ethiopia. They adapt ...
Analysis of Farmers’ Perceptions of the Effects of Climate Change in Kenya: the Case of Kyuso District
A cross-sectional analysis was carried out to evaluate how farmers in Kyuso District have perceived climate change. Data was collected from 246 farmers from six locations sampled out through a multistage and simple random ...
Vulnerability to climate change in three hot spots in Africa and Asia: key issues for policy-relevant adaptation and resilience-building research
Providing sound evidence to inform decision-making that considers the needs of the most vulnerable to climate change will help both adaptation and development efforts. Such evidence is particularly important in climate ...
Drought monitoring in Kenya: A case of Tana River County
Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is used to assess past, present and projected drought conditions while Mann Kendall trend test and coefficient of variability is used for trend analysis. Observed data from National ...