Survival of the fittest

Pastoralism and climate change in East Africa

Publication date: 15 August 2008

Climate change is having a destructive impact on many groups around the world.Pastoralists in East Africa have been adapting to climate variability for millennia and their adaptability ought to enable them to cope with this growing challenge. This paper explains the policies required to enable sustainable and productive pastoralist communities to cope with the impact of climate change and generate sustainable livelihoods.