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Title:A change in strategy of animal herding among the nomads of the Butana - Eastern Sudan: a case study in adaptive response and change in the semi-arid areas of Sudan
Author:Abu Sin, M.E.
Book title:Problems of agricultural development in the Sudan
Year:1982
Pages:87-104
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:sedentarization
animal husbandry
Abstract:Pastoral nomadism in the Butana is undergoing a rapid change in nature, strategy and pattern of mobility. This change is due to the expansion of agricultural development schemed in Butana. These schemes have absorbed part of the natural pastures and settled many nomads as contracted tenants. They also provide supplementary fodders, offer contact with modern life and refuge in years of drought. One of the major adaptive responses is the shift from 'specialized' single animal herding to multi-type herding. This study examines the logistics of this shift taking a purely economic index. Notes, ref.
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