Why Nomadism has persisted
- Areas occupied by nomads are sparsely populated hence providing enough land for communal grazing.
- The areas are remote and located far away from centers of modernity leading to sparse population.
- The areas receive low and unreliable rainfall which can’t support crops but can sustain pastoralism.
- Governments have deliberately ignored development in pastoral areas hence leaving them in their ways of life.
- The infertile sandy soils in these areas discourage crop growing but can support growth of pastures hence pastoralism.
- Cultural rigidity of the nomads makes them argue that it is the best way to live their lives.
- Low levels of education and ignorance has made nomads reject new methods of animal rearing.
- Presence of short savanna vegetation/grass lands which is open and favours movement of pastoralists without much forest vegetation.
- The gently sloping relief of the areas they occupy, makes it easy to move with their animals from one place to another