Climate change impacts and adaptations: the case of Konso community, Southern Ethiopia
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|Konso of southern Ethiopia
In Ethiopia’s arid and semi-arid areas, drought is part of a normal cycle and pastoral communities like Konso people in the southern region of Ethiopia, have developed strategies to cope. Their strategies cover a wide range of indigenous soil and water conservation practices including physical structures, agronomic measures and agro-forestry. Strong grassroots institutions are also part of the community’s resilience strategies, enabling the community to experiment with further new innovations. Marginalisation of these traditional or customary institutions then increases the vulnerability of the community. Yohannes GebreMedhine, an associate professor at the Addis Ababa University, seeks to understand how the community has adapted to climate variability and change, focusing on local innovation within pastoralist livelihoods and their traditional grassroots institutions.
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