Range fragmentation impacts on Ethiopian pastoralists’ drought resilience

In-depth studies were commissioned by Save the Children-UK into the impacts of land fragmentation in the rangelands of Somali and Oromia regions of Ethiopia. A key tool used in the research was community resource mapping. This was done in Borana (Oromia Region) across the Golboo traditional grazing zone and in Somali Region across Harshin District. The mapping was used as a visual starting point for an in-depth discussion over several days on how resource availability and access has changed; how land use has changed as a result; and the causes, processes and impacts of these changes. The report “Rangeland fragmentation in traditional grazing areas and its impact on drought resilience of pastoral communities” summarises the findings of this research.

Posted on 28 May 2012 in News, Pastoralism & Mobility, Pastoralism & Natural Resources