Conceptualisation and measurement challenges in modelling pastorilists’ risk and vulnerability instigated by droughts in the group ranches of Kenya

This on-going study is assessing and modeling vulnerability and risks faced by pastoral communities in the dry areas of Lakipia in Kenya. Preliminary results from participatory rural appraisal indicate that poverty is widespread and the area suffers from frequent drought, water shortage, shortage of pasture, livestock diseases and predation and animal human conflicts. More indepth analysis and modeling are still to be done.
Cette étude en cours est d’évaluer la vulnérabilité, la modélisation et les risques rencontrés par les communautés pastorales dans les régions sèches de Lakipia au Kenya. Les résultats préliminaires de l’évaluation rurale participative indiquent que la pauvreté est généralisée et la région souffre de sécheresses fréquentes, la pénurie d’eau, la pénurie de pâturages, les maladies du bétail et la prédation des animaux et les conflits humains. Une analyse plus approfondie et la modélisation sont encore à faire.
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme climate change".