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Activist: Nomadic Herders Feed Uganda, but Face Pressure to Settle Down

Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way. While herders are often portrayed as straying onto farmland, it is farmers who first encroached onto the nomads' grazing land, said Benjamin Mutambukah, coordinator of the Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organizations (COPACSO) and a passionate advocate of the herders in...

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