Survival on Meagre Resources

Survival on Meagre Resources

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This is the first comprehensive study of Hadendowa Beja pastoralism in Sinkat Province, Eastern Suda. The book discusses the effects of the drought in the 1980s and shows the strategies for survival and for pastoral rehabilitation. The various chapters deal with the effects of drought and of human activities on the natural environment; how pastoral migration patterns were affected and how links to commodity and labour markets aggravated the effects of drought; socio-cultural changes are dealt with as well, following increased interaction between regional populations. The final chapter discusses planning problems in the region and argues that in areas such as the Red Sea Hills, the recurrent pastoral disasters cannot be blamed only on the pastoralists and their activities, but must be related to wider economic and political contexts, in which the pastoral groups are becoming increasingly marginalised. The book is based on material from the Red Sea Area Programme, a joint research venture between the universities of Khartoum and Bergen.Hadendowa Pastoralism in the Red Sea Hills Leif O. Manger ... all groups at times of crisis, and at a relatively later stage temporary migration for work outside the home area which became more noticeable with the establishment of Port Sudan and the construction of the railway line from the Port to the interior of the country.

Title:Survival on Meagre Resources
Author:Leif O. Manger
Publisher:Nordic Africa Institute - 1996


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