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Title Pastoralism and Climate Change in East Africa / edited by P.Z. Yanda and C.G. Mung'ong'o
Published Dar es Salaam, Tanzania : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd., [2016] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages :) color illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of figures, pl ates and tables; Foreword; About the Authors; PART I -- Introduction; CHAPTER 1 -- Pastoralism for a Sustainable Future in East Africa -- An Introduction; An Overview; Understanding the Pastoral Production Systems; Vulnerability and Responses to Climate Change Shocks and Stresses in Pastoral Communities; Pastoral Knowledge Systems and Resilience to Climate Change; Policy Concerns in East Africa in Relation to Pastoralists; Contribution of Pastoralism to National Economies; References
CHAPTER 2 -- A Photographic Introduction to Pastoralism in Tanzania by Vedasto Msungu, photographs taken in 2016 in northern TanzaniaCHAPTER 3 -- Understanding the Pastoral Production System of East Africa; Introduction; Understanding Rangeland Dynamics and their Variability in Semi-Arid Lands of East Africa; Pastoralism -- Its Importance and Negligence; Sustainability of the Pastoral Production System; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 4 -- The Impacts of Climate Change on the Pastoral System in East Africa; Background; Climate Change Impacts on Rangelands
CHAPTER 6 -- Role of Culture and Gender in Shaping Rangeland Management and AdaptationIntroduction; Pastoralists of East Africa; Culture and Pastoralism; Culture, Gender Roles and Responsibilities among Pastoral Societies in East Africa; Gender and Climate Change; Contribution of Culture and Gender to Climate Change Adaptation Traditional Coping Strategies for Pastoralists; Livestock mobility; Herd diversification; Livelihood diversification; Cultural Institutions for Climate Change Adaptation; References; PART III -- Pastoral Knowledge Systems and Resilience to Climate Change
CHAPTER 7 -- The Technical and Social Knowledge Systems of Pastoral Mobility in East AfricaIntroduction; Pastoralism as a Livelihood System; Understanding the system; Perceptions of Pastoral Mobility Patterns; The Role of Pastoral Knowledge Systems in Mobility Patterns; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 8 -- Nomadic Pastoralism and Natural Resource Use Conflicts in East Africa; Introduction; Understanding Natural Resource Use Conflicts; A conceptual framework; Systems-to-be-governed: Areas and reasons for pastoral conflicts; The natural system; The social system; The governing system
Climate Change Impacts on Livestock ProductionClimate Change Impacts on Communities; Sustainability of Pastoralism under Climate Change; References; PART II -- Vulnerability and Responses to Climate Change Shocks and Stresses in Pastoral Communities; CHAPTER 5 -- Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Variability in Pastoral Production Systems of East Africa; Introduction; Exposure to Climate Change and Variability; Sensitivity to Climate Change and Variability; Adaptive Capacity of East African Pastoral Systems; Conclusion; References
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Africa, East
Pastoral systems -- Africa, East
Climatic changes.
Pastoral systems.
Africa, East.
Form Electronic book
Author Mung'ong'o, C. G., editor.
Yanda, Pius Z., editor.
Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam. Centre for Climate Change Studies.
Project Muse.
LC no. 2017319381
ISBN 9789987083923