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Beyond Group Ranch Subdivision: Collective Action for Livestock Mobility, Ecological Viability, and Livelihoods

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dc.contributor.author BurnSilver, Shauna B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mwangi, Esther en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:08:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:08:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-22 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-22 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3733
dc.description.abstract "This paper leverages datasets and results from two separate studies carried out across eight Kajiado group ranches and offers a unique opportunity to look at emergent pre- and postsubdivision trends from an interdisciplinary framework that combines ecological, political, and human-ecological research perspectives. It provides insights into the following issues: the loss of flexibility and mobility for Maasai herders' dues to subdivision, the nature of collective activities that individuals pursue after subdivision, and the emergence of pasture sharing arrangements. NDVI profiles show that forage options for individual herders decrease dramatically under privatization, but rebound somewhat when parcels are shared between households located adjacent to each other. Interviews show that households redistribute portions of their herds for long periods and swap/share pastures. Parcel sharing translates into more grazing flexibility, particularly when it occurs between households in different locations. The Maasai also continue to develop and finance collective structures for the provision and maintenance of boreholes, earthen dams, schools and health clinics. Although new economic innovation characterizes some of these strategies, most are grounded within traditional social networking mores. There is need for policy makers to support these efforts as they evolve." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper No. 66 en_US
dc.subject Maasai (African people) en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject ecological economics en_US
dc.subject livestock en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.title Beyond Group Ranch Subdivision: Collective Action for Livestock Mobility, Ecological Viability, and Livelihoods en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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