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Forage-animal management systems
(Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, 1986)
Change and Development in Nomadic and Pastoral Societies
(Leiden, the Netherlands: E.J. Brill, 1981)
Desertification in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones of West Africa
(Washington D.C.: World Bank, 1987)
Desertification is defined as the sustained decline of the biological productivity of arid and semi-arid land. It is the result of pressures both human (increased population) and climatic (variable rainfall and long-term ...
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 ...
Herders and farmers or farmer-herders and herder-farmers?
(London, England, UK: Overseas Development Institute ODI Pastoral Network Paper No. 15d, 1983)
The paper describes the recent evolution of cropping patterns in Kala, an agro-pastoral village in Central Mali, and examines the economic strategies of herders and farmers in the region. It looks at the growing competition ...
Crop-livestock interactions for sustainable agriculture
(London: The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Programme, IIED, 1989)
An important component of the "agricultural revolution" of 18th-century Europe was the introduction of forages into crop rotations. These increased animal production and, in turn, crop yields were raised through improvements ...
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 ...
Range/livestock research activities 1982/1983
(Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1984)
The following sections of this report summarize the activities of the Range/Livestock Section for 1982/1983. Diagnostic and investigative activities, in addition to in-herd and on-range trails are discussed. The focus of ...
Volume II sedentary production system 1984/1985 research results Kadugli research station
(Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1985)
Publication addresses improved agronomic practices and new varieties, improved integration of forage crops into the agro-pastoral system of the Nuba mountains, introduction of animal transportation technology in the Nuba ...
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 ...