Resilience and Risk in Pastoralist Areas: Recent Trends in Diversified and Alternative LivelihoodsBy Dawit Abebe, Kristen Bushby, Peter D. Little, Hussein Abdullah Mahmoud, Elizabeth Stites February 2016
This report examines recent trends and issues surrounding livelihoods diversification and alternative livelihoods in the drylands of eastern Africa. It focuses on existing literature and on three case studies: (1) Karamoja, northeastern Uganda; (2) Borana Zone, southern Ethiopia; and (3) Garissa County, northeastern Kenya. The report emphasizes households and communities that are combining pastoralism with other livelihood activities or have moved out of pastoralism and are involved in an alternative livelihood. As the findings show, there is no single “magic arrow” or technology for enhancing resilience in drylands.