Technical Profiles: Habbanayé: Applying a Traditional Practice for a More Resilient Future in the Sahel

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The Fulani pastoralists in West Africa, particularly in Niger, have a traditional practice called habbanayé, in which wealthier households loan a few female ruminants (such as cows, sheep, or goats) to a poorer friend or family member who keeps the offspring of the borrowed animals as a way to build their own stock.

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