Pastoralists get most - and sometimes all - of their food and income from their animals. They raise livestock for their own consumption, to sell to consumers in towns and cities, or as a form of savings. The animals are also used for transport, hides and wool.

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Peru: woman tending sheep while spinning wool
FAO photo by A. Odoul

More photos in this series:
  • Afghanistan: a shepherd leading his goats to summer grazing lands
  • Mauritania: traditional herdsmen milking camels at a dairy plant
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