publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

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

Galvin, Kathleen A.; Thornton, Philip K.; Randall Boone; Sunderland, Jennifer;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science, volume 21, pages 183-189 (issn: 1022-0119, eissn: 1727-9380, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Metadata only record 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 inse...
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free text keywords: Humid zones, Sustainable development, Tropical zones, Subhumid zones, Pasture management, Modeling, Conservation, Livestock management, Resource management tools, Range management, Adaptation and vulnerability, Ecology, Animal Science and Zoology, Climate change, Maasai, language.human_language, language, Natural resource management, Vulnerability, Pastoralism, Ecosystem, Biology, Ecosystem management, Agroforestry, Ecosystem model
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

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

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