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Robert M. Hecht
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)

The Economic Decision and Socio-Cultural Values of Fulani Hersmen in the Tahova Region of Niger

To accomplish much needed research on the economic decision-making process of West African herdsmen, placing economic decisions in a framework of socio-cultural values. To better understand the courses of the profound ecological crisis besetting the West African herdsmen— overgrazing, drought, and starvation--in the light of their herd management system. Field research will be conducted for several months with the Fuloni herdsmen in the Tahova Region of Niger.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,789 (approved)
$2,789 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1975 – 2/29/1976