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 KCSE Geography Paper 2 Revision Questions and Answers Set 1

State three characteristics of nomadic pastoralism.

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-Reared in areas receiving low and unreliable rainfall.
-Animals are grazed communally.
-Animals are kept for subsistence / sign of wealth.
-Nomadic herders make use of natural pasture.
-Different types of animals are kept e.g. sheep, goats and cows.
-Quantity as opposed to quality is emphasized.
-Man’s social positions and prestige determined by number of animals kept.
-Poor marketing of animals and their products.
-Lack of organized land tenure where land is owned communally.