ROLE OF PASTORALISM IN RURAL ECONOMIES

ROLE OF PASTORALISM IN RURAL ECONOMIES

They aid in cultural ways like paying bride wealth.

The pastoral community rely on the skins and hides for clothing and beddings.




It acts as stores of wealth since pastoral communities prefer storing their wealth in terms of animals.

The cattle kept act as symbol for social status and esteem most especially where one owns large herds of animals.

The animals provide food to the local community inform of blood, milk and occasional meat.

The animals are sometimes used as a medium of exchange since, to acquire any other thing they use
animals in exchange. For example to get other food stuff like millet, sorghum and many others.

The nomads at the sedentary level rely on animals for their energy to plough their farms for cropping.

Besides, bulls are used to pull cants loaded with assorted property during shifting periods and harvesting time for collecting produce.




During cold night, the cow dung and sometimes the bones are burnt to provide warmth to the people.

The cow dung can be further used for decorating walls and smearing the floors by the nomads.

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