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Volume 4 Number 9 September 2018

Climate Change Risk Management and Coping Strategies for Sustainable Camel Production in the Case of Somali Region, Ethiopia

Authors: Fano Dargo Girmay ; Gebremedhin Gebreselassie ; Aklilu Bajigo
Pages: 66-75
Climate changes are threatening the production of a camel in the Ethiopian Somali region. Its risk management and suitable coping strategies are not yet studied in the study area. Therefore, the current study is very crucial to assess the climate change risks management and coping strategies for sustainable camel production. Primary and secondary data were collected. During this study, 20 households were purposively selected from each kebelles. Simple Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. 19.6% of the respondents suggested that the impact of climate were Camel disease incidence, Feed shortage, and Water shortage equally. Furthermore, the study showedn that climate change impacts negatively on camel production and thus camel owners need to use risk management and coping strategies. 24.8% usedwere use Temporary camel relocation to other zones. While, Restocking, Planting drought tolerant browses trees and Conservingconserving rain water were the next strategies respectively. Awareness creation among pastoralists and agropastoral regarding on the dangers of climate change, and risk management and coping strategies for sustainable camel production, vigorous dissemination of the technologies/ / information and follow-up to ensure utilization and/or application are strongly recommended. Beside,Besides, Government should also assist camel farmers with reliable water sources such as canals and dams.