Livelihoods and Environment: Pastoralism and Pastoralist Livelihoods

Helen Young and Afaf Rahim
Tufts University

Pastoralism in SudanSudan is home to one of the largest pastoralist populations in Africa. More than 45 pastoralist groups share a culture of pastoralism and transhumance and have long co-existed with each other and with settled farming communities. Current day pressures on pastoralism have severely impacted livelihoods, and led to dropout and livelihood mal-adaptations that threaten the longer-term sustainability of pastoralist livelihoods and potentially undermine the wider economy and have implications for the environment in Sudan.

File: pastoralism project.pdf