Gender Dimensions of Drought and Pastoral Mobility Among the Maasai

"Maasai pastoralists are increasingly faced with annual droughts that cause significant livestock deaths and periods of food insecurity. A new form of rangeland management that emphasizes pastoral migrations and extensive herding to mitigate the impact of drought is crucial to sustaining Maasai livelihoods. Gender dynamics are particularly important to pastoral mobility among the Maasai; the movement of livestock is dependent on the woman’s ability to manage the household and food supply."