This article investigates the encroachment on pastoralist grazing land in Sudan (as a result of the mechanised farming in the Sudan). The article finds that:the Lahawin pastoralists have been forcibly resettled in areas where the resources for subsistence agriculture does not existthe Lahawin voice considerable insecuritiespastoralists have been obliged to become impoverished rural wage-labourersdrought has led ex-pastoralists to give up home of buidling up new herdsalthought certain Lahawin pastoralists appear superficially to be rich, the long term viability of pastoralism is very questionablepastoralism may take the route of increasing monetisationthe extension of mechanised rainfed farming is not inexorablethe prospects for pastoralism are bleak
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