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Afghan nomads - changing lives

Pressure on pastures
  • Afghan nomad
  • Flower power
  • Tough Turki
  • Born survivors
  • Kuchi cows
  • Low level layers
  • Bread and milk
  • Tents, past and present
  • Pressure on pastures

Pressure on pastures

Kuchi migration routes are shorter now as a result of Afghanistan's growing population which causes competing claims over summer pastures. Kuchis used to have access to pastures and grazing land all across the country but now, local people do not allow Kuchis to enter their areas, and widespread insecurity, local militias and landmines also inhibit their access to grazing land.

picture credit: © Ellen Geerlings



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