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Determinants to Climate Change Adaptation among the Brokpa Pastoral Nomads of Western Arunachal Pradesh

Sanjit Mait, S.K. Jha, Sanchita Garai, Arindam Nag, R. Chakravarty, K. S. Kadian and B. S. Meena

Abstract

Transhumance system of livestock rearing is a source of livelihood among the Brokpa pastoral nomads inhabiting in the climate sensitive yak tracts of Arunachal Pradesh. This primitive pastoral nomad has their own traditional coping mechanisms as adaptation strategies. The present study was designed to identify the determinants of differential adoption of adaptation strategies by the Brokpa pastoral nomads of western Arunachal Pradesh. A representative sample of 240 Brokpa pastoral nomads from all the yak rearing tracts of Arunachal Pradesh was selected as respondents for the present study. Multinomial logit model was used to assess the determinants of differential level of adoption of adaptation strategies among the pastoral nomads of western Arunachal Pradesh. It is found that extension contact and ratio of the productive animal in the herd showed significant positive effect on adoption of adaptation strategies among the pastoral nomads

Keyword: Adaptation; Climate chang

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