Latest Pastoralism Stories

High-resolution Satellite Data Used To Herd From Space
2013-10-07 12:48:27

ESA Satellites see defined lines of nomadic pastoralism in one of the world’s poorest countries. Landlocked in western Africa, Niger is one of the world’s poorest nations. With less than 4% of the country’s land arable and prone to drought, food security is a major concern for the population of over 17 million. Livestock production is important to the agricultural gross domestic product, with widespread nomadic pastoralism. Livestock trade is organized through strong...

Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Human Activity In The Alps
2013-09-25 19:13:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New archeological evidence collected high in the French Alps is painting a very different view of ancient humans living 8000 years ago, according to a report published on Saturday in the journal Quaternary International. The new findings are the result of a 14-year, high altitude study conducted in the Southern Alps. The work revealed a series of stone animal enclosures and human dwellings considered to be among the most complex...

2011-10-21 13:42:31

As livestock deaths mount, a small group of herders in Northern Kenya´s Marsabit District is first to benefit from program that tracks forage conditions via satellite In the midst of a drought-induced food crisis affecting millions in the Horn of Africa, an innovative insurance program for poor livestock keepers is making its first payouts today, providing compensation for some 650 insured herders in northern Kenya's vast Marsabit District who have lost up to a third of their animals....

2011-08-23 18:08:00

As hunger spreads among more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, a study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of the response to Kenya's last devastating drought, in 2008-2009, finds that investments aimed at increasing the mobility of livestock herders — a way of life often viewed as "backward" despite being the most economical and productive use of Kenya's drylands — could be the key to averting future food crises in arid lands. The report, "An...

2007-08-08 03:09:20

By Milligan, Simon Binns, Tony This article explores the emergence and persistence of crisis narratives in the policy environment of twentieth century Nigeria. It finds that environmental crisis narratives have a well- established and traceable historical lineage, initially, as continuity between colonial and post-colonial policy discourse, but more recently with donor agencies gaining increasing importance in influencing and shaping debate. Counter-narratives are identified, but these lack...

2006-01-13 05:00:00

By Nita Bhalla MODOGASHE, Kenya -- For centuries Kenya's pastoralists have criss-crossed the arid plains of eastern Africa, moving with their families and herds in search of water and grazing pastures. Trekking vast distances into bordering Somalia and Ethiopia, these nomads carry their homes, Tents made of thatched grass, and their most valued assets, animals, in soaring temperatures and across inhospitable terrain. Despite the hardship, these migrating populations say their traditional way...

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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'