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Table 4 Livelihood security strategy for three groups, with 10 detailed variables used for in-depth analysis

From: How do pastoral families combine livestock herds with other livelihood security means to survive? The case of the Ferlo area in Senegal

Security strategies A B C1 C2 C3
  Small herds Medium herds Large herds Large herds Large herds
No. of settlements 4 3 3 3 3
Familial organization      
 No. of houses 1 2 1 1 2
 No. of households 1 5 2 3 4
 No. of adults 2 16 4 4 18
Diversification      
 Crops - Yes - - -
 Non-farming activities - Yes - - -
 Livestock trade - - One trader - One trader
 Ram sales for Tabaski - Opportunistic Opportunistic Large batches Large batches
Accumulation of stock      
 No. of cattle 0 7 30 80 50
 No. of small ruminants 35 185 200 300 350
Mobility      
 Transhumance to Saloum - - - Yes -
 Non-local activities Occasional Regular - - Regular
  1. Values represent one typical settlement of each group.
  2. TLUb/adults: 1.75 (A), 2.75 (B), 17.5 (C1), 35 (C2), 6.7 (C3).