Pastoralism and Climate Change in East Africa

Pastoralism and Climate Change in East Africa

Titulo del libro: Pastoralism and Climate Change in East Africa

Número de páginas: 272 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: December 31, 2016

ISBN: 9987753922

Editor: Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers

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Pastoralism and Climate Change in East Africa

Páginas:272Géneros:12:GTF:Developmentstudies12:RNPG:Climatechange12:RGC:HumangeographySinopsis:PastoralismandClimateChangeinEastAfricaprovidessystematicandrobustempiricalinvestigationsontheimpactofclimatechangeonpastoralproductionsystems,aswellasparticipatingintheongoingdebateovertheefficacyoftraditionalpastoralism.ThisbookisaninitialproductoftheProjectBuildingKnowledgetoSupportClimateChangeAdaptationforPastoralistCommunitiesinEastAfricaimplementedbytheCentreforClimateChangeStudiesoftheUniversityofDaresSalaamwithsupportfromtheOpenSocietyInitiativeforEasternAfrica.Traditionalpastoralismhasprovedtobearesilientanduniquesystemofadaptationsinadynamicprocessofunpredictableclimaticvariabilityandcontinuoushumaninteractionswiththenaturalenvironmentindrylandecosystems.Pastoraladaptationsandclimate-inducedinnovativecopingmechanismshavestrategicallybeenembeddedintheindigenoussocialstructuresandresourcemanagementvaluesystems.Pastorallivelihoodshave,nevertheless,becomeincreasinglyvulnerabletoclimatechangeimpactsasaresultofprolongedmarginalizationandharmfulexternalinterventions.Thenegativeeffectofglobalclimatechangehasbeenanaddeddimensiontothealreadyprevailingcrisisinthepastorallivelihoodsystem,whichissubstantiallydrivenbynon-climaticfactorsofinternalandexternalpressuresofchangesuchaspopulationgrowth,badgovernanceandshrinkingrangelandslosttocompetingactivities._,