Herders and hazards: covariate dzud risk and the cost of risk management strategies in a Mongolian subdistrict

@article{Ahearn2017HerdersAH,
  title={Herders and hazards: covariate dzud risk and the cost of risk management strategies in a Mongolian subdistrict},
  author={Ariell Ahearn},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  year={2017},
  volume={92},
  pages={165-181}
}
  • Ariell Ahearn
  • Published 2017
  • Business
  • Natural Hazards
  • Studies of mobile pastoralist livelihoods have shown that a variety of socio-technical practices have been developed to achieve reliable outputs from livestock in variable arid and semi-arid environments. This paper builds upon the concept of pastoralists as high-reliability seekers rather than risk-averse and makes a case for understanding Mongolian herders as well adapted to livestock production in highly variable climatic conditions within a certain threshold of risk and uncertainty. This… CONTINUE READING
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