Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering
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Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 26, 2015
The Dynamics of Pastoralist Livelihoods in Central and West Darfur States as a Result of Darfur Conflict
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Authors
[01] Ali Ahmed Dawoud, FAO Zalingei Field Office, Zalingei Town, Central Darfur State, Sudan.
[02] Thabit Ahmed Hassan, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zalingei, Zalingei town, Central Darfur State, Sudan.
Abstract
The impact of Darfur conflict on livestock and pastoralists livelihoods in Central and West Darfur States is a study conducted in the two states (Central and West Darfur during the period from 2003 to 2014. The objectives of the study are to find out the effects of the conflict on the dynamics of pastoralists’ social status and livelihoods options. The methods applied for data collection in this study are descriptive methods of participatory approaches (Participatory Rural Appraisal PRA & Rapid Rural Appraisal RRA) through which two questionnaires (households and key informants) were developed of eighty four questions. The questionnaires were distributed in most villages and Damras within the fifteen localities of the two states. The results showed that 75% of the pastoralists were working for themselves or for their families, 16% of them working for others as labors and 9% of the community working for both themselves and other families; this meant that the labors are not available in the pastoral communities as before the conflict. 26% of pastoral livelihood groups in the two states were pastoralist, 52% of the groups were agro-pastoralists, 19% of them were farmers and 3% of them were IDPs.
Keywords
Conflict, Darfur, Pastoralists, Livelihoods, Communities
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