Paradox 2018-2022

Last changed: 04 May 2021
People in a meeting under a tree in Kenya.

Escaping the pastoralist paradox in the face of climate change: A comparative analysis of different tenure systems and their implications for climate change vulnerability in semi-arid Sub-Saharan African

The long-term sustainability of the ongoing transition from pastoralism to agro-pastoralism rests on the possibility of having access to land that is safe but at the same time flexible, the so-called pastoralist paradox. The purpose of this project is to analyze this transition through a comparative study of the link between land tenure and the capacity for climate change in four semi-arid regions in Kenya dominated by pastoralism.

Camels walking
Camels crossing a road. Photo: Göran Bostedt
Severe erosion in drylands.
Stephen Mureithi showing severe gully erosion. Photo: Göran Bostedt
Floodings in the drylands.
Dryland areas are flooded after heavy rains. Photo: Göran Bostedt

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Ewa Wredle, Senior Lecturer
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU, +4618672699, +46703235232

Gert Nyberg, Researcher
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, +46907868255, +46702947577

Göran Bostedt, Researcher
Department of Forest Economics, SLU, +46907865027, +46703141487

Per Knutsson, Senior Lecturer
School of global studies, Gothenburg University, +46 31 786 42 14

Stephen Mureithi, Dr., Lecturer
Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology
University of Nairobi, Kenya, +254 203592736-9

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