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Annex IV: Irrigation and water control
(Rome, Italy: FAO, 1986)
The current strong interest in irrigation in Africa arises from the growing incapacity of much of the continent to feed itself. Food production, predominantly under rain fed conditions, has risen at the rate of only 1.4% ...
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 ...
Livestock rearing and development in Niger.
(Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office, 1988)
Based on field work carried out during the 1984 drought, this study investigates the interrelationship of livestock rearing and drought in the Sahel. The functioning and evolution of the pastoral economy is studied in terms ...
The effect of the 1973/74 drought in Somalia on subsequent exports and registered slaughterings of camels, sheep, goats, and cattle
(Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books, Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 1985)
Data from official exports and slaughterings in Somalia between 1970 and 1981 (inclusive) shows variation in offtake trends of plus or minus 40-45%. Different species have different offtake trends. Offtake for sheep and ...
Sahel development program
This report reviews the analysis of US AID programs and their relationship to the overall regional strategy in the Sahel. Futhuer, this report provides a forum for discussing new themes and their integration into USAID strategy.
Climatic trends for tropical Africa
(UK: Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, UEA, 1985)
The report loosely defines drought as a water deficit that exists for a long enough period to cause hardships and distinguishes between three types. Meteorological drought occurs when rain falls below the amount expected, ...
Mode of production and population patterns: Policy implications for West African development
Recent developments in population theory have made possible a re-examination of demographic evidence from West Africa which suggests that population control and migration are primarily responses to changes in the nature ...
Drought and Hunger in Africa: Denying Famine a Future
(UK: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
This book is primarily based on a 1985 forum in Africa, organized by the US National Science Foundation of the National Centre for Atmospheric Research. The book deals with four main topics: the physical and social setting ...
Livestock development and range use in Nigeria
(Ottawa, Canada: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), 1980)
Factors affecting the pastoral sector in Nigeria are: the increased demand for livestock produce as a result of increased population, drought in the Sahel, the need for government guidelines on management, and the increasing ...
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 ...