publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Climate variability and impacts on east African livestock herders: The Maasai of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Galvin, Kathleen A; Thornton, Philip K; Boone, Randall B; Sunderland, Jennifer;
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  • Published: 07 Jan 2005 Journal: issn: 1727-9380, eissn: 1022-0119, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Grahamstown, South Africa: NISC Pty Ltd
Abstract
East African pastoral adaptation and vulnerability to climate variability and climate change is assessed, using data from decision-making processes and ecological data of the Maasai of Ngorongoro Conservation Area as an example. The paper uses integrated modeling, linking PHEWS, a household model, to Savanna, an ecosystem model to look at the effects of drought and a series of wet years on the well-being of Maasai pastoralists. Model results suggest that the ecosystem is quite resilient and suggests that the Maasai of the NCA are not very vulnerable to climate variability. However the economic situation in the NCA is precarious and food insecurity is prevalent w...
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free text keywords: adaptation and vulnerability; modeling, Modeling, Ecosystem, Resource management tools, Humid zones, Sustainable development, Subhumid zones, Conservation, Ecosystem management, Pasture management, Tropical zones, Livestock management, Range management, Adaptation and vulnerability, Natural resource management
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Climate variability and impacts on east African livestock herders: The Maasai of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Galvin, Kathleen A; Thornton, Philip K; Boone, Randall B; Sunderland, Jennifer;