A Measure of Pastoralist Women’s Vulnerability to the Impact of Seasonality: Evidence from Nigeria

This paper examines factors that predispose pastoralist women to social and environmental vulnerability and how the women cope with their livelihoods when their husbands relocate with cattle during dry season. The paper adopts a case study research design to select Kwara State of Nigeria where focus groups discussions and interviews were held to elicit information. It was found that food insecurity, low incomes, seasonal changes, conflict, and culture deter women from sustaining a well-being. The study recommends that organisations and policy makers should capitalise on indigenous knowledge when designing measures to reduce people’s vulnerability as this would enhance their livelihood sustainability.


Issue Date:
Sep 01 2015
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
2159-5860
Language:
English
Published in:
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development (IJAMAD), Volume 05, Number 3
Page range:
207-219




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