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Bringing land back in: Changing strategies to improve agricultural production in the West African Sahel
(Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987)
The chapter examines the difficulties encountered by programmes of the Niger government and development assistance organizations to increase agricultural productivity among peasant smallholders, when such endeavours lack ...
The adoption of agricultural conservation technologies: Economic and diffusion explanations
(Columbia, MO: Rural Sociological Society, 1987)
This paper analyzes conservation agriculture technologies through diffusion, economic, and ecological factors. The author finds that the economic and diffusion perspectives are complementary in policy analysis. The adoption ...
Atlas of African agriculture
(Rome: FAO, 1986)
This report contains various maps that show the climatic zones, rainfall reliability, natural vegetation, land use, and the length of the growing period.
Technology for small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: Experience with food crop production in five major ecological zones
This report studies the technology which is available to small scale farmers in Africa and assesses its applicability in the context of financial, economic and managerial constraints which face rural households. It also ...
Measuring drought and drought impacts in Red Sea Province, Sudan
(OXFAM: Oxford, England, 1989)
The report assesses the 1987 and 1988 drought in Red Sea Province, Sudan putting it in the wider context of other droughts and floods, and the impact of food aid on the province. There are three major coping strategies ...
Land tenure and development problems in Mali: The case of the Niger delta
(London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985)
The aim of this chapter is to point out the distinctive features of one geographical region of Mali, the inner delta of the Niger. This area in both the distant and the recent past has seen several waves of settlers; it ...
Access, control, and use of resources in African agriculture: An introduction
In general, the history of access, control and use of agricultural resources in colonial and postcolonial Africa has been one of cross-cultural interaction-through discourse as well as through political economy. That the ...
Development aid as a continuous contribution: The case of the Sahelian countries
The study aims to explore whether Sahelian countries need continuous contributions to ensure their survival, what challenges face the international development co-operation, and what is the role of the German development ...
Rainfall simulation: A tool for best management practice education
Rainfall simulators are ideal educational tools for demonstrating what agricultural non-point source pollution is and how it can be controlled. The simulators are effective because they allow controlled rainstorms to be ...
Must Nomads Settle? Some Notes Toward Policy on the Future of Pastoralism
(New York: Praeger [a J. F. Bergin Publishers book], 1980)
Pastoralists have been settling and uprooting continuously, but current development thinking regards nomads as opponents, rather than valuing the knowledge they have acquired from generations of adaptation. Similarly, ...