The study aimed at establishing the effects of watet scarcity on the livelihoods of the nomadic
pastoralists. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say to determine the factors
contributing to water scarcity, to identify the challenges nomads face due to water scarcity and to
examine the adaptation strategies the nomadic pastoralists have adopted to counter water
scarcity. The study was conducted in Kathile Sub County in Kaabong district where the country
has got most cases of water scarcity on nomadic pastoralist. The study covered a period of three
months to effectively cover all the objectives..
The study employed a descriptive survey design where both qualitative and quantitative designs
of data collection were used. The study used self administered questionnaires and interviews to
collected primary data from the field. The study used a sample of 80 respondents selected from
100 nomads who were the main respondents in for this particular study.
The finds showed that Kathile sub county is highly affected by water scarcity that affects all their
operations and livelihood of the nomadic pastoralists since pastoralist is the main activity carried
out in the area. The study found out that there are a number factors causing water scarcity in the
area these included climate changes, deforestation, poor water management which is rampant in
the area. Water scarcity poses a lot of challenges in the area such as affecting the health of
people, affecting agriculture and mainly nothadic pastrolism. The study however established a
number of adoptive strategies used to overcome the water scarcity problem in Kathile Sub
County. The strategic measures include, digging wells, managing and controlling water
resources, positioning animals and conservation of water resources.
The research recommends all the concerned parties to ensure proper water resource management,
this can be through preventing the dcforestation, ensuring diversification in the sources of
livelihood like through crop production. The study also recommends the government to improve
water harvesting techniques and enhancing dams’ capacities through the removal of seasonal
Research, S. (2022). THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-water-scarcity-on-the-livelihoods-of-nomadic-pastoralists-a-case-study-of-kathile-sue-county-kaabong-district
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Research, SSA . "THE EFFECTS OF WATER SCARCITY ON THE LIVELIHOODS OF NOMADIC PASTORALISTS: A CASE STUDY OF KATHILE SUE-COUNTY, KAABONG DISTRICT" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-water-scarcity-on-the-livelihoods-of-nomadic-pastoralists-a-case-study-of-kathile-sue-county-kaabong-district