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Agricultural Systems and Pastoralism in Tropical Africa
(New Zealand: Hicks Smith, 1972)
This article explores farming as it relates to effects of the physical environment, the main types of farming practices in tropical Africa, agricultural systems, crops, seasonal rhythms, other activities (such as herding, ...
The strength of weak ties
(Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1973)
This paper stresses the importance of the relationship between organizations or groups that have weak ties. While most research is done on models of strong ties, this paper claims that weak ties are often overlooked. This ...
Environmental quality and issues of adoption research
(Columbia, MO: The Rural Sociological Society, 1977)
The authors find that existing knowledge of adoption behavior is most applicable to commercial agricultural practices, and that adoption of environmental practices does not relate to adoption of commercial practices. ...
The role of seasonality in a West African pastoral economy
(Sussex, UK: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1978)
The paper focuses on the nomadic pastoralist Kel Adrar Twareg of north Mali, who divide their year into three approximately equal seasons: a hot rainy season, a cold dry season, and a hot dry season. The rainfall, which ...
High bridewealth, migrant labour and the position of women in Lesotho
(Cambridge University Press on behalf of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1977)
This essay discusses the high bride wealth in Lesotho, as well as discussing the role of women and migrant labor. It strives to explain the high bridewealth that is persistent in Lesotho and the article discusses the ...
The drought in Niger: Part I - The physical and economic consequences
(Hanover, N.H.: American Universities Field Staff, 1974)
This field staff report is one of a continuing series on international affairs and major global issues of our time. All reports in the series are prepared by writes who are full-time Associates of the Field Staff, spending ...
The Economics of Pastoralism: A Case Study of Sub-Saharan Africa
(UK: Frank Cass and Company, Ltd., 1978)
Livestock is regarded as a capital good on the basis of its ability to reproduce itself and thus create an income for its owner, this being in the form of animals and consumption goods. The system of herding practiced ...
Annex H: Niger range and livestock project social soundness analysis
The Niger Range and Livestock Project has the twin aims of increasing the incomes of pastoralists in central Niger, and finding a long-term ecological balance in the zone. Sheep epidemic and the risk of cattle or camel ...
The Enterprising Peasant: Economic Development in Gombe Emirate, North Eastern State, Nigeria, 1900-1968
(London, UK: HMSO, 1976)
The book examines the level of economic growth in Gombe Emirate, north eastern Nigeria over the two generations from the beginning of the century; the time from the first decade to the 1960s saw a fourfold population ...
No-Tillage Research Conference
(Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1974)