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Indigenous Affairs 3-4/09 Pastoralism

This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the situation of the millions of indigenous peoples who are nomadic pastoralists. Nomadic pastoralists have unique cultures and make unique and productive use of harsh environments. Nomadic pastoralists the world over are, however, the subject of an unusually large number of myths and misconceptions that have led to inadequate, often hostile development policies, entrenched pastoral poverty, discrimination and human rights violations. Pastoralists have much to offer in terms of unique indigenous knowledge, economic contributions, cultural diversity etc., but in order to realize their full potential, misconceptions need to be corrected and supportive policies and programmes put in place.

Contents:

Editorial - Pastoralism - by Marianne Wiben Jensen

Asia

Tibet's Nomadic Pastoralists - by John Isom

Africa

Generating Wealth from Environmental Variability: The Economics of Pastoralism in East Africa's Drylands - by Ced Hesse


Pushing, Hounding and Bullying: Half a Decade of Resentment and Acrimony Towards Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania - by Edward Porokwa
Pastoralism and the Challenges of Climate Change - by Joseph Ole Simel

Human Rights and Development Challenges Faced by Indigenous Pastoralist Women: Experiences from Laikipia and Samburu, North Central Kenya - by Rebecca Lolosoli and Johnson Ole Kaunga

The Nomadic Pastoralists of Burkina Faso - by Issa Diallo

Regional Networking Among the Pastoralist Communities of West Africa: The Billital Maroobe Network - by Dodo Boureima


Russia

Siberian Reindeer Pastoralism and Challenges Facing Reindeer Herders in Western Siberia - by Stephan Dudeck





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Generating Wealth from Environmental Variability: the economics of pastoralism in East Africa's drylands

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Tibet's Nomadic Pastoralists: Tradition, Transformation and Prospects

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Editorial

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Publisher: IWGIA

2010 April
Marianne Wiben Jensen
70 pages
ISSN: 1024-3283