Quantitative Analysis of Drought Management Strategies across Ethnographically-Researched African Societies: A Pilot Study

Land Vol/Iss. 10(1062) Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Basel, Switzerland Published In Pages: 1-15
By Biagetti, Stefano, Zurro, Débora, Alcaina-Mateos, Jonas, Bortolini, Eugenio, Madella, Marco


Subsistence type, environmental conditions, and spatial distance between societies will all be associated with the distribution of drought-coping strategies.


Environmental conditions are measured by aridity index. R-squared=0.27, adjusted R-squared=0.11.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Permutation testSupportedp=0.006UNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Subsistence TypeIndependentAgriculture, Animal Husbandry, Diet, Food Quest
Spatial distanceIndependentLocation
Drought coping strategiesDependentDisasters
Aridity IndexIndependentClimate