Learning the ropes
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Nomads little daugter whas learning to handle the horse from her father,in the mean time he was holding an eye on his cattle,is every yak in the flock?
Government policy aims to settle more and more nomads. It says that this is aimed at improving the economic viability of animal husbandry and lessening the effects of natural disasters on the livelihood of Tibetan herdsmen.
This allows the government to manage the nomadic population as it gives them fixed addresses.
For most nomads, the transition to a more urban lifestyle is difficult.
They are often settled in featureless blocks of housing by the side of roads or in newly created urban areas, and face the problem of creating an entirely new and sustainable livelihood.
Approximately 40% of the ethnic Tibetan population is nomadic or semi-nomadic.