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Table 2 Characterization of daily grazing, according to seasons, in northern Cameroon (Ca) and western Burkina Faso (BF)

From: Herding territories in Northern Cameroon and Western Burkina Faso: spatial arrangements and herd management

  Gataaje Ndungu Yamde Dabunde Ceedu
May to June July to Sept. Oct. to Nov. Nov. to Feb. March to April
  Ca BF Ca BF Ca BF Ca BF Ca BF
Total grazing duration (h) 8.2 9 to 10 7.9 9 to 10 8.1 9 to 10 8.2 9 to 10 8.9 9 to 10
Distance travelled per day (km) 7.0 7 9.8 7 8.6 8 9.8 10 8.3 11
Contribution of hill units (% DT) 5 24 5 16 0 1 0 2 0 35
Contribution of plains units (% DT) 59 58 95 57 95 63 80 95 77 63
Contribution of lowland units (% DT) 36 18 0 27 5 36 10 3 23 2
  1. DT, distance travelled.