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Know to Move, Move to Know

ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND HERD MOVEMENT STRATEGIES AMONG THE WODAABE OF SOUTHEASTERN NIGER

NIKOLAUS SCHAREIKA
Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Mainz, Germany

   
 
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

THE WODAABE OF SOUTHEASTERN NIGER

METHODS

THE CULTURAL CONDITIONS OF PASTORAL DECISION-MAKING

THE PASTORAL WAY TO EARN A LIVING

THE CULTURE OF MOVING AND THE PATTERNS OF MOVEMENT

MOVING AS A WAY TO KNOW
MOBILITY AS A MARKER OF IDENTITY

THE WODAABE’S ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF LADDE KAWLAA

THE WODAABE’S ANALYSIS OF THE CLAYEY PLAINS
THE WODAABE’S ANALYSIS OF THE SANDY DUNES

THE WODAABE’S ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PLANT WORLD

THE VEGETATIVE CYCLE OF GRASS
THE CLASSIFICATION OF TREES

THE WODAABE’S PHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF CATTLE

FEEDING FOR FERTILITY
SIMPLE RULES OF FEEDING
INTRICATE ASPECTS OF THE FEEDING SCHEME

THE SEASONAL CYCLE

THE DUAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE YEAR
THE SEASONS IN DETAIL

APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE TO THE PURSUIT OF HERDING

EARLY RAINY SEASON - MOVING TO THE SANDY DUNES
HEIGHT OF THE RAINY SEASON - BACK TO CLAY
EARLY DRY SEASON - EXPLOITING THE BEST OF THE CLAYEY PLAINS
COLD DRY SEASON - BACK TO THE WELLS
HOT DRY SEASON - COPING WITH DEGRADING PASTURE CONDITIONS
IN CASE OF DROUGHT

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY IN FAO


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