Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2004

Department

Anthropology and Sociology

Abstract

Madagascar's Mahafale cattle raisers have adopted several species of the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) into their subsistence patterns. Their use of Opuntia has had the economic effects of both sedentary and transhumant intensification. It lengthens the stay of pastoralists at their villages and structures the timing of their seasonal migration to distant pastures.

Publication Title

Ethnology

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

345

Last Page

361

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