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Climate Variability, Land-Use and Livelihoods in the Rangelands

 

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This book explores the interrelationships between climate variability, land-use and livelihoods in the rangelands, taking Makueni and Kajiado Counties of southern Kenya as a case. Makueni County is predominantly inhabited by an agropastoral community while Kajiado County is mainly occupied by a pastoral community. Available statistics suggest that Makueni County was more food secure with a vulnerability to food insecurity (VFI) of 0.27 compared to Kajiado County whose VFI was 0.59. Estimation through Two-Stage and Generalised Least Squares regression models showed that rainfall, land holdings, herd sizes, livestock offtake, agroforestry, household sizes, beef prices and stocking rates influence VFI in Makueni while access to climate information, temperature, herd size, livestock offtake, agroforestry, maize price, female household headship and off-farm opportunities influenced VFI in Kajiado. Therefore, improved livestock breeds, access to climate information, micro-industries, women organisations, access to land, better beef prices, correct stocking rates and agroforestry are critical in improving land-use systems and livelihoods in the rangelands.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC61562
AuthorAmwata Dorothy Akinyi,Dickson M. Nyariki and Nashon K. Musimba
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages232
Publishing Year02.09.2014
ISBN9783659584459
Edition1 st
Book TypeAgriculture & farming
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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