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Many researchers and students have been involved within the Triple L network which has resulted in several published papers and MSc theses over the years. If you are interested in joining the network or if you have already finished a related publication which does not appear below, please feel free to contact us.

Scientific articles

Bostedt, G., Knutsson, P., Muricho, D. et al. "Adaptive pastoralists—Insights into local and regional patterns in livelihood adaptation choices among pastoralists in Kenya." Pastoralism 13, 26 (2023).

Nyberg, Gert, et al. "Enclosures as a land management tool for food security in African drylands.Journal of Land Use Science 14.1 (2019): 110-121.

Muricho, Deborah Namayi, et al. "Building pastoralists’ resilience to shocks for sustainable disaster risk mitigation: Lessons from West Pokot County, Kenya.International journal of disaster risk reduction 34 (2019): 429-435.

Burian, Alfred, et al. "A community-based evaluation of population growth and agro-pastoralist resilience in Sub-Saharan drylands.Environmental Science & Policy 92 (2019): 323-330.

Oduor, C. O., et al. "Enhancing soil organic carbon, particulate organic carbon and microbial biomass in semi-arid rangeland using pasture enclosures." BMC ecology 18.1 (2018): 1-9.

Muricho, Deborah Namayi, David Jakinda Otieno, and Willis Oluoch-Kosura. "The Role of Pastoralists Indigenous Knowledge and Practices in Reducing Household Food Insecurity in West Pokot, Kenya: A Binary Probit Analysis." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 10.7 (2018): 236-245.

Oduor, Collins O., et al. "Pasture enclosures increase soil carbon dioxide flux rate in Semiarid Rangeland, Kenya." Carbon balance and management 13.1 (2018): 1-12.

Wernersson, Julia. "Rethinking identity in adaptation research: Performativity and livestock keeping practices in the Kenyan drylands." World Development 108 (2018): 283-295.

Bostedt, Göran, Agneta Hörnell, and Gert Nyberg. "Agroforestry extension and dietary diversity–an analysis of the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption in West Pokot, Kenya." Food Security 8.1 (2016): 271-284.

Nyberg, Gert, et al. "Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands." Pastoralism 5.1 (2015): 1-12.

Karmebäck, Vera N., et al. "Assessing gender roles in a changing landscape: diversified agro-pastoralism in drylands of West Pokot, Kenya." Pastoralism 5.1 (2015): 1-8.

Wairore, John N., et al. "Enclosing the commons: reasons for the adoption and adaptation of enclosures in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of Chepareria, Kenya." SpringerPlus 4.1 (2015): 1-11.

Wairore, John N., et al. "Benefits Derived from Rehabilitating a Degraded Semi‐Arid Rangeland in Private Enclosures in West Pokot County, Kenya." Land degradation & development 27.3 (2016): 532-541.

Wairore, John Ndung’U., et al. "Characterization of enclosure management regimes and factors influencing their choice among agropastoralists in North-Western Kenya." Pastoralism 5.1 (2015): 1-10.

Student work

Bile, Virginia. 2023. Effectiveness of soil conservation practices in semi-arid rangelands of Northern Kenya. MSc thesis in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development. University of Florence, Italy.

Swärd, Anna. 2023. Ecosystem services from woody vegetation in East African rangelands. MSc thesis. Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Mamo, Elema. 2022. Perception and management strategies for climate-induced risks among pastoralists and agro-pastoralists : a case study from dry land farming systems in northern Kenya. MSc thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Cirani, Maddalena. 2019. Pokot Young Pastoralists at the Crossroads. Tradition, Modernity and Land Tenure Transformations in East Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Gothenburg.

Muricho, Deborah N. 2018. A Socio-economic Analysis of the Role of Indigenous Knowledge and External Interventions in Pastoralists’ Livelihood Resilience in West Pokot County, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Nairobi.

Waiganjo, Regina Wambui. 2017. Impact of enclosures on range productivity in Chepareria, West Pokot County, Kenya. MSc thesis. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. 

Löfqvist, Ditte. 2016. Nutritional value of pastures in enclosure systems in semi-arid rangelands of Chepareria, West Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Röhss, Eric. 2016. Embedded enclosures: A study of the political nature of land management institutions and their social effects in the Njemp flats, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Gothenburg.

Engström, Freja. 2016. Breeding and Herd Structure in Livestock-based Agropastoralism Systems in Chepareria, West Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Gikonyo, Albert. 2016. Impact of enclosure management and age on topsoil organic carbon stocks in Chepareria, West Pokot County, Kenya. MSc thesis. Ghent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Kawira, Caroline. 2016. Assessing the impact of restorative land transformations on household nutrition: A qualitative study of Chepareria, West Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. Ghent University.

Wittich, Simon. 2015. Between policy and practice – a qualitative study on smallholder commercialization in Chepareria and Kongelai, West Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. Lund University.

Grönvall, Antonia. 2015. Transition from nomadic pastoralism to livestock based agro-pastoralism-The case of animal husbandry inWest Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Wairore, John Ndung’u. 2015. Influence of Enclosure Management Systems on Rangeland Rehabilitation in Chepareria, West Pokot County, Kenya. BSc thesis. University of Nairobi.

Geutjes, Lotje. 2014. Coping with climate variability in West Pokot, Kenya. The influences of land use on responses to climate variability, by pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in arid and semi-arid areas of West Pokot, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Gothenburg.

Saxer, Laura. 2014. From Communal to Private:Dynamics of a Changing Land Tenure System in Chepareria, West Pokot County, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Gothenburg.

Svanlund, Sara. 2014. Carbon sequestration in the pastoral area of Chepareria, western Kenya – A comparison between open-grazing, fenced pastures and maize cultivations. MSc thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Wernersson, Julia E. V. 2013. Towards a Critical Social Theory of Landscape Perceptions and Experiences of Land-use Change in Chepareria, Kenya. MSc thesis. University of Gothenburg.

Popular science and technical notes

IGAD Resilience Focus Magazine. Issue no 8. Oct 2023

Drylands Transform Brochure. 2021. Pathways and challenges towards a transformation of landscapes, livestock and livelihoods. A research project in the East African Drylands. 

Öborn, I. et al. 2021. Restoring Rangelands for Nutrition and Health for Humans and Livestock. Conference proceeedings. International grassland congress. Theme 1-2: Rangeland/Grassland Ecology - Poster sessions.

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Ylva Nyberg, Postdoctoral Researcher
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