Transhumance in the Tigray Highlands (Ethiopia)

  title={Transhumance in the Tigray Highlands (Ethiopia)},
  author={Jan Nyssen and Katrien Descheemaeker and Amanuel Zenebe and Jean Poesen and Jozef Deckers and Mitiku Haile},
Abstract Transhumance, the seasonal movement of herds occurring between two points and following precise routes repeated each year, is practiced on a broad scale in the open field areas of Tigray (North Ethiopia). This article presents a characterization of the practice, factors that explain its magnitude, and recent changes. Eleven villages were selected randomly, semistructured interviews were conducted, and data on the sites were collected both in the field and from secondary sources. The… 

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