Senegal’s Pastoralists Face Pressure From Climate Change


Amidst growing pressure from climate change, Senegal’s nomadic pastoralists are finding ways to adapt.

It was gathered that no fewer than 50 million people in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere practice this way of life.

Pastoralists move with their livestock in search of new grazing ground, adapting to changing environments and leaving behind fallow land to heal and regrow.

However, in Senegal, rising temperatures, diminishing vegetation and a lack of water are putting pastoralism at risk.

Some among the younger generations also seek a life that is less grueling and are opting to leave the herding life behind.

Experts say that the traditions of pastoralists could provide a lesson to those who raise livestock at much larger scales.