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 (păs′tər-ə-lĭz′əm, pä′stər-)
1. The quality or state of being pastoral. Used especially of a literary work.
2. An economic system or way of life based on the raising and herding of livestock.

pas′tor·al·ist n.
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(Agriculture) Austral a grazier or land-holder raising sheep, cattle, etc, on a large scale
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Before ruling the auction, a pastoralist identified as Steven Safari owning 104 cows impounded in the premises filed a court case requesting to stop the auctioning of his herd.
'We believe Such approach does not speak to the aspirations of our members because without the Pastoralist crop farmers, processors, bankers, ranchers, technical workers, extension service providers, geneticists, and other stakeholders being involved, the likely hood of failure will be very high'.
"It doesn't rain like it once did," said Nandura Pokodo, at a dusty livestock market in Merille, an outpost in Kenya's northern pastoralist heartland.
The pastoral world is defined by the prevalence of war, various forms of insecurity and lack of development, which constitutes violence in all its forms: direct war violence, structural violence (emanating from economic alienation and marginalisation, political repression, poverty, destitution and climatic vulnerability) and cultural violence (bias towards and the securitisation of pastoralist economic and social system).
This paper reviews the main nutritional and health challenges faced by the pastoralist populations in drought-prone Kenya's ASALs and recommends appropriate interventions to overcome the challenges.
According to Abdel Aziz Dauod, a pastoralist herding his camel on the route, the demarcation provided a corridor for the movement of pastoralists and, as a result, their cattle no longer trespass on farmers' lands.
"The pastoralist community will drop in numbers eventually."
There was, a deliberate strategy to divest in pastoralist livestock activities, a strategy aimed at maintain high prices for European livestock producers.
Pastoralist systems are 20 percent more productive than traditional ranching methods.
The discourse on pastoralism, advanced by anthropologists and ethnographers, geographers and regional planners, economists and environmentalists, and scholars from other social sciences, has produced a wealth of knowledge on pastoralist cultures, social organization, and practices of resource management.
The study population was the heads of pastoralist households with age above 18 years and residing in the study area.
It is to be noted here that the Landless Pastoralist Research Project (LPRP) is funded by the Swiss National Science, Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).