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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. ...
No-Tillage Research Conference
(Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1974)
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 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 ...
Drought and dependence in the Sahel
The relationship between human activity and environmental degradation has been documented in numerous studies. With regard to West Africa, E.P. Stebbing was already warning of ecological degradation due to overcultivation ...
Cattle, rainfall, and tsetse in Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 1978)
Increased population pressure has led to attempts to reclaim some to the ten million square miles of Africa in which tsetse fly occur. The paper traces the occurrence of tsetse fly, and its impact on cattle. In tsetse free ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...