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Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders

Source(s):  France 24

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The annual migration of the nomadic Fulani community -- also called Peuls -- is a vast caravan of herder folk that tails back to neighbouring Nigeria.

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Nomadic herders are among the world's most exposed communities when it comes to the impact of climate change.

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Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, depends on farming, particularly herding, to provide a livelihood for 80 percent of its population.

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In addition to its vulnerability to climate change, the country is on the frontline of desertification -- the equivalent of around 150,000 football pitches is lost each year.

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  • Publication date 05 Dec 2019

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