Fleeing from arid lands

Pastoralism in the context of climate change

Authored by: Julia Blocher

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138194465
eBook ISBN: 9781315638843
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This chapter provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on the complex pastoralist response to environmental and climate changes, focusing on empirical evidence from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. It offers insights into how pastoralist peoples negotiate a changing climate, taking into account the historical, socio-cultural, and political processes in which pastoral communities develop their livelihood strategies.

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