This study was conducted to explore the impact of pastoralism on rangeland
management in Ngoma sub-county. This was after the realization of the degradation
of the rangelands due to human activities such as pastoralism. The study took the
form of a case study of Ngoma sub-county in which the data collected was both
qualitative and quantitative. The study design also involved purposive sampling. The
data were collected using interviews, observation and questionnaire for primary data
and document analysis for secondary data. In all a sample of 20 respondents was
involved in this study. The study specifically set out to achieve the following
objectives: - To find out the effects of pastoralism on rangeland management and to
find out how pastoralism can be sustained in the rangelands.
The data were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitatively analysis
involved literal description and narration of the emerging issues out of which
conclusions were drown. For quantitative analysis, the data captured by
questionnaires were coded and analyzed manually after which it were presented in
percentages and tables. This was followed by the description of the emerging issues
and drawing of conclusions. The study established that pastoralism impacts on
rangelands by causing soil erosion, loss of plant species, desertification, depletion of
water sources and reduction in the availability of food. The study also established
that pastoralism and rangelands can be sustained by construction of valley dams,
establishment of market centers, planting of drought resistant pastures and through
The study recommends for an intersectoral and participatoral planning given the fact
that issues concerning pastoralism and rangelands are multi-faced. The study
concludes that human activities such as pastoralism negatively impacts on the
rangelands. The low levels of education, lack of alternative opportunities, limited
voice in decision making and cultural prejudices inhibit the sustainability of the rangelands and pastoralism.
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PETERSON, AKANDWANAHO . "Pastoralism And Range Land Management In Ngoma Subcounty." Afribary (2021). Accessed October 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/pastoralism-and-range-land-management-in-ngoma-subcounty