from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person involved in pastoralism, whose primary occupation is the raising of livestock
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shepherd; a sheep- or cattle-farmer and -breeder. The squatters in Australia have taken this name as less invidious than squatter.
- n. One who writes pastorals.
- n. One who leads a pastoral, rural life.
We should understand that these are places that are hungry, where livelihoods have been put in grave danger, where old, traditional ways of living such as pastoralist communities are under life and death threat.
Since March, farmers and pastoralist communities across east Africa have been waiting for the long rains which will sustain them until the end of the year.
According to Teofilo, the situation has become so severe that even camels belonging to the pastoralist communities are beginning to die alongside thousands of livestock.
The questions and issues that we have seen in Abyei recently regarding the need of the pastoralist tribes to move through those areas are a microcosm of what exists along the entire border, said Abramowitz.
The original Bonegilla cattle run of approximately 25,000 acres, consisting mostly of rich river flats bounded by the Murray, Kiewa and Mitta Mitta Rivers, extending many miles to the south-east towards the mountains, was first selected in the mid-1830s by William Wyse, an employee of the pastoralist, businessman and politician, the Hon.
And, this puts a difficult strain on the pastoralist families because the few animals that are still there are often too weak to give any milk.
Predator and pastoralist share the land, and must.
Disputes over scarce water and grazing land between black African farmers and Arab pastoralist communities triggered the war.
A World Food Program WFP report issued Friday tells of a "rapid increase in the magnitude" of water shortages threatening livestock in pastoralist areas of southern Ethiopia.
I've just returned from one such area, Turkana, a pastoralist area in northern Kenya.
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