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Title:A comparative analysis of vulnerability of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists to climate change: a case study in Yabello Woreda of Oromia region, Ethiopia
Authors:Negatu, Workneh
Hassen, Ali
Kebede, AbinetISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Ethiopian Journal of Development Research (ISSN 0378-0813)
Volume:33
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:61-95
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:climate change
pastoralists
agropastoralism
rural households
geography
Agropastoral systems
nomads
External link:https://doi.org/10.4314/ejdr.v32i2.68611
Abstract:The article aims at measuring and comparing the relative vulnerability of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Yabello Woreda of Borena Zone in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The study uses a vulnerability indicator method to determine the level of vulnerability of households and social groups. The study shows that half of the sample households are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The highest proportions (60.5%) of highly vulnerable households comprises of agro-pastoralists. This implies that the pastoral livelihood system is more resilient to climate shocks and variability than agro-pastoralism in the study area. Generally, it is concluded that agro-pastoralism, forced by local circumstances, seems to be a risky alternative. The problem, therefore, demands further investigation and effort to create a better policy, institution and infrastructure in order to widen opportunities for alternative and supplemental livelihood sources and resources. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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