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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: 55-68
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceWorld Development
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subjectMIGRATION
dc.subjectINSURANCE
dc.subjectADAPTATION
dc.titleMigration and self-protection against climate change: A case study of samburu county, Kenya
dc.description.versionPeer Review
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research institute
cg.subject.ilriCLIMATE CHANGE
cg.subject.ilriINSURANCE
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Institute
cg.contributor.affiliationWageningen University and Research Centre
cg.contributor.affiliationCenter for International Forestry Research
cg.targetaudienceSCIENTISTS
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.04.002
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryKENYA
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security


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