Waste and Water: Connected and Mixed
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The Ferlo region is such a place, located in the Sahelian zone of northern Senegal. Historically, the rangelands of Ferlo served as a grazing area for pastoralists who had to move around that is, pursue large-scale migration, due to the lack of permanent water supplies and fluctuating grazing resources. Hence, an efficient use of natural resources is achieved by pastoral mobility that is, moving the herds, adjusted to the spatial and temporal variability of fodder resources. Pastoral mobility between different agro-ecological zones meant that a larger number of animals could be kept, as compared to a situation where the livestock was permanently kept in one zone. As temporary water holes dried out during the dry season, pastoralists moved north to the Senegalese river valley or south and west to the Peanut Basin. Water is crucial for pastoralists, in terms of providing water for the animal's daily needs.