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dc.contributor.authorNg'ang'a, Stanley K.
dc.contributor.authorBulte, E.H.
dc.contributor.authorGiller, Ken E.
dc.contributor.authorMcIntire, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorRufino, Mariana C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-22T12:05:06Z
dc.date.available2016-05-22T12:05:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifier.citationNg’ang’a, S.K., Bulte, E.H., Giller, K.E., McIntire, J.M. and Rufino, M.C. 2016. Migration and self-protection against climate change: A case study of samburu county, Kenya. World Development 84: 55-68en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-750X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/73667
dc.description.abstractClimate change will affect the livelihoods of pastoralists in arid and semi-arid lands. Using data on agro-pastoral households from northern Kenya, we explore whether migration of household members enhances adoption of agricultural innovations that aim to provide protection against weather shocks. Specifically, we seek to test whether migration and adaptation are complementary mechanisms to protect the household against adverse shocks, or whether they are substitutes. Do remittances relax capital constraints and facilitate the uptake of adaptive measures, or do they render adaptation superfluous? Our data provide suggestive evidence that remittances from migrant household members may relax capital constraints, and that remittances are an important mechanism linking migration to adoption, enabling the uptake of new technologies that involve change in activities or high costs. Specifically, migrant households adopt more adaptive measures (promoting self-protection), and we document some support for the hypothesis that this is especially the case for high-cost adaptations such as the purchasing of drought tolerant livestock. These findings suggest that migration and local innovation are complementary rather than substitutive mechanisms of self-protection for pastoral households in the semi-arid lands of northern Kenya. Households who have at least one member who has migrated are able to overcome barriers to employ high-cost agricultural innovations–through using remittances received—thus enhancing their self-protection against climate change related shocks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceWorld Developmenten_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
dc.subjectMIGRATIONen_US
dc.subjectINSURANCEen_US
dc.subjectADAPTATIONen_US
dc.titleMigration and self-protection against climate change: A case study of samburu county, Kenyaen_US
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research instituteen_US
cg.subject.ilriCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
cg.subject.ilriINSURANCEen_US
cg.identifier.statusLimited Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWageningen University and Research Centreen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCenter for International Forestry Researchen_US
cg.targetaudienceSCIENTISTSen_US
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Publisheden_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.04.002en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.countryKENYAen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Securityen_US


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