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pastoral lands

Pastoral land is land used by pastoralists and shepherds for grazing livestock.

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Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017
Western Africa

In Cameroon, rangelands occupy about 20 % of surface area; provide critical habitat to many animal and

plant species; offer many vital goods and services to society and are home to pastoralists, agropastoralists,

crop farmers, fishermen and hunter-gatherers, who for centuries co-existed peacefully. In

Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa

In pastoral societies women face many challenges. Some describe these as a ‘double burden’ – that is, as pastoralists and as women. However, pastoral women may obtain a significant degree of protection from customary law even if customary institutions are male-dominated.