Journal of Environmental Hazards

ISSN: 2684-4923

Open Access

Assessing the Influence of Drought and Coping Strategy Focus Pastoralist: The Case of Melka Sodda Woreda, West Guji Zone, Southern Ethiopia


Teshome Deresse* and Belay Daba

Drought is a prolonged period of abnormally dry weather conditions leading to an unadorned shortage of water and a natural temporary feature of the climate cycle that causes damage and can have severe impacts in most regions of the globe. The based current problem of drought this study was carried out to find the solution on the Influence of Drought and Coping Strategy focus Pastoralist at study areas. A total of 192 pastoral households were sampled using stratified random sampling. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, inferential analysis, and Model specification analysis. The effects of drought on pastoralist community livelihoods in a mean range of 2.72-4.68 with a maximum standard deviation of 1.265 indicated drought on pastoralist community livelihoods and also largely influence pastoral coping mechanisms. Major pastoralist community coping strategies exercised were labeled using the highest mean rank order ranging from (4.47-1.59). The conclusion was pastoral households there is a need to accelerate the practice of pastoralist mode of life and development, and Coping strategies for the dual benefit of pastoralist mode of life like pastoralist competence development and social achievement, pastoral satisfaction, high performance, with better life to protect the resource wastage and to meet pastoral household demand for excellence.


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