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dc.contributorWroblewski, Timen_US
dc.creatorDavies, Roben_US
dc.identifier.citationRob Davies, Tim Wroblewski. (30/11/2014). Modeling potential livestock losses and vulnerability due to drought in the IGAD region. Nairobi, Kenya: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Horn of Africa is predominantly comprised of arid or semi-arid lands, and is a naturally drought-prone region. With increasing pastoral or agro-pastoral land use, the environment and pastoral communities in this region are progressively susceptible to severe drought. In particular, heavy stocking of the land and consequent overgrazing will extend existing droughts, while denuded vegetation is the primary cause of further desertification and an increase in future droughts. This imbalance of livestock requirements and pasture availability results in livestock mortalities and food security issues. It is therefore imperative that such pastoral communities be resilient to an environmental shock such as severe drought, in order to sustain food security in terms of livestock (where resilience applies to the conditions that affect the impact of the shock and the ability of a community to timely recover following the shock). Measuring the resilience to drought of pastoral communities within the Horn of Africa is therefore key to ameliorate or avert further livestock losses in this region, and to support the much-needed paradigm shift from relief to region- and community-specific development. Two components of the drought module have been developed to complement the existing spatial tool1. Module A (general drought risk) identifies areas in need of help across multiple sectors throughout the whole region using medium to long-term data on drought exposure risk. Module B (pastoral livestock risk) highlights pastoral and agro-pastoral localities where farmers and dependents may be at risk of significant livestock mortalities in the short-termen_US
dc.publisherInternational Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)en_US
dc.sourceReport 12 (2014)en_US
dc.titleModeling potential livestock losses and vulnerability due to drought in the IGAD regionen_US
cg.contributor.centerhabitat INFOen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Agency for International Development - USAIDen_US
cg.contributor.projectTechnical Consortium for Resilience in the HOAen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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