A Better Balance: Revitalized Pastoral Livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda
Livelihoods in Karamoja continue to change as security improves; this includes a revitalization of pastoral production for some households. This report details the findings from research undertaken in February and March 2016 in four districts of Karamoja aimed at better understanding the current patterns of pastoral and agro-pastoral production in the region.
This study included case studies in manyattas and kraals from four districts (Kotido, Kaabong, Amudat, and Nakapiripirit Districts) and covered four population groups (Pian, Pokot, Jie, and Dodoth). We used qualitative methods to explore herd movements, livestock production systems, ownership equity, gendered and locational decision-making, and kraal and manyatta interactions.