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Comparative Study Across Four States of India - Belgaum District, Karnataka State

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Connie en_US
dc.contributor.author Tiwari, Shailendra en_US
dc.contributor.author Vyas, Vivek en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/79
dc.description.abstract "This paper explores the current problems faced by pastoralist communities in Belgaum District, Karnataka, as they try to sustain their semi-nomadic lifestyles in the face of modernising agriculture and changing land use. In Karnataka, pastoralists originate mostly from two communities, the Gollas and the Kurubas (also known as Dhangars). Gollas are mainly from the southern part of the state, but there are many Kurubas in Belgaum district, where their estimated population was 866,267 in 1984. Their traditional occupations are rearing sheep, weaving blankets and agriculture. Most pastoralists in Belgaum District are Kurubas; 80% of them are landless shepherds or labourers, whilst around 20% own land and keep large ruminants. Pastoralists form an important sub-section of the animal husbandry sector in this district, predominantly herding sheep and goats. Pastoralists in this area tend to migrate for short periods of a few months, combining nomadic animal husbandry with small-scale crop cultivation in their 'base' villages." en_US
dc.publisher Swiss Development Cooperation- Intercooperation en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Forest-based Communities in Changing Landscapes en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SDC-Intercooperation KIT Study 2005-2007 en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.subject landscape change en_US
dc.title Comparative Study Across Four States of India - Belgaum District, Karnataka State en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Bangalore, India en_US

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