Major Climate Change Adaptation and Coping Strategies in Borana, Southern Ethiopia: A Review

Fikru Tilahun


Climate change is one of the global problems in todays world. This problem is in agrivating level that caused by both natural and antropogenic drivers.This problem has efffects on environmental,social,economic and political sustainability.  However, often human being have been tried to create adptation and coping mechanism so that minimize negative effects of climate change and to take advantage of it. This paper is aimed to identify and disscuss major climate change adaptation and coping strategies in  Borana pastoral area. Borena pastoral people are one of those people that majorly known by livestok raring. As most of pastoralist these people faced the challenges of the climatic change particularly through prolonged drought. But, they have being trying to tackle these problems through different adaptation and coping measures. Moreover,these adaptation and coping measures are classifeid into four broad section in this papper to address the entended objective. These are livestock, range, income-diversification and water-related measures.But these adaptation and coping measurs face different challenges such as, infrustructural limmitation, limitation related to service and facilitiy,reptability of climatic change event, and lack of well documentation on these measures that script on the book .Therefore, all stackholders should works to play their part  to  sustain   such  invaluable strategies.

Keywords: Climate Change, Adaptation, Coping measure, Livestock,Borena Pastoralist

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/69-01

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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