COVID-19 and Pastoralism: Reflections from Three Continents
Shariff Mohamed, Tahira
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Focusing on pastoralism, this article reflects on five diverse cases across Africa, Asia and Europe and asks: how have COVID-19 disease control measures affected mobility and production practices, marketing opportunities, land control, labour relations, local community support and socio-political relations with the state and other settled agrarian or urban populations? In response to the lockdown measures, we explore what innovations have emerged to secure livelihoods, through new forms of social solidarity and ‘moral economy’. The cases examine how impacts and responses have been differentiated by class, age, wealth and ethnicity, and explore the implications for socio-economic processes and political change in pastoral settings.
CitationSimula, G.; Bum, T.; Farinella, D.; Maru, N.; Shariff Mohamed, T.; Taye, M. and Tsering, P.(2020) 'COVID-19 and Pastoralism: Reflections from Three Continents', The Journal of Peasant Studies, doi:10.1080/03066150.2020.1808969
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