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  • n. Plural form of pastoralist.


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  • These bodies by the side of a rutted track leading to Badana - a settlement of a few thousand livestock herders known as pastoralists - are stark evidence of the fierce drought that has gripped the East African nation this year.

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  • Men remembered Wall as a grand boss and a good fellow, but that was in the days before rabbits and banks, and syndicates and "pastoralists" or pastoral companies instead of good squatters.

    Children of the Bush

  • Poor farmers and pastoralists in the Horn of Africa face a very different and much deadlier reality.

    US food aid: Making the most of what we deliver | Eric Muñoz

  • The livelihoods and practices of pastoralists – the herders who traditionally traverse the north-south border zone – must be protected and accommodated.

    Sudan at a crossroads | Erik Solheim, Andrew Mitchell and Rajiv Shah

  • With rainfall in the Sahel never abundant, in Turkana it has become even less common, and the traditional pastoralists of the Turkana and Pokot have increasingly been forced into conflict over the remaining grazing ground.

    Winds of Change

  • Ethiopian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said part of the problem is that nomadic pastoralists have been scouring the region for water and grazing land since before international borders existed.

    Kenya, Ethiopia Agree on Steps to Reduce Border Tensions

  • During drought, pastoralists may be forced to sell their livestock to buy food for their families or slaughter the animals themselves for food.

    Niger Malnutrition Remains High, Despite Record Harvest

  • The mountains of the south, west, and north were the traditional home of fiercely independent pastoralists whose lives revolved around the sheep and goats they raised for meat, milk, and wool.

    Alexander the Great

  • While that sounds like good news, it could cause even more problems for pastoralists.

    East Africa Food Shortages Expected to Affect More People

  • We must increase the resiliency of farmers and pastoralists and develop their capacity to produce drought resistant crops and breed and market livestock - such as goats, which require less water than cattle - that better thrive in dry conditions.

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