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Nomadic Cattle Herders and Customary Rights for Grazing in North Gujarat, India

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dc.contributor.author Shinoda, Takashi
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-08T18:56:45Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-08T18:56:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8968
dc.description.abstract "In spite of the trend towards the domiciliation of grazers and stall feeding, nomadic cattle herders still exist in some pockets of India. North Gujarat is one such place where some groups of the nomadic cattle herders from Rajasthan visit after monsoon with their cattle for grazing. After due consideration of their resources and risk management, herders make a decision on the size of herders and cattle, and select their leader and sub-leader. They move to Gujarat in November and return to Rajasthan in July. In Gujarat they stay in a particular village where they make payment for the exclusive use of the village commons and post-harvest farmlands. Earlier, they were not restricted to access to the commons of any village in the region; the customary rights for grazing the commons were open to various stakeholders. But in recent times, as competition for grazing increased among the stakeholders, some village authorities have started selling the exclusive grazing rights to the highest bidder. Accordingly, the nomadic cattle herders had to cope with the situation and buy the rights of grazing. This paper is divided into two parts. Organizational and functional aspects of the nomadic groups are explained in first part; this is useful in understanding the life and economy of nomadic people. The nomads strategies of family resources and risk management are analyzed in view of changing society, in which competition for resources is getting tougher." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject commons en_US
dc.subject herders en_US
dc.subject nomads en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject IASC
dc.title Nomadic Cattle Herders and Customary Rights for Grazing in North Gujarat, India en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Commoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge, the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 3-7 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Mt. Fuji, Japan en_US

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