Small Grants Programme: Deconstructing a pastoralists’ network to evaluate climate adaptation in the sector: A case study of Narok, Kenya


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Who are the main actors in the pastoralism sector? How does the actor-network hinder transmission of adaptation information? These are important questions as sub-Saharan pastoralism is an important economic and cultural activity that is currently facing multiple negative impacts from climate change.

This working paper introduces a four-pillar pastoralism adaptation strategy for enhanced sector productivity. Using data from Narok County in Kenya, this paper explains how pastoralists’ social network is configured to transmit adaptation knowledge and the challenges associated with pastoral resource governance. The paper is aimed at researchers and practitioners with an interest in pastoralism issues and diversifying adaptation strategies among pastoralists.

 

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