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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Breaking New Ground: Agricultural Anthropology
(Lima, Peru: International Potato Center, 1984)
Implementing local participation: The Niger range and livestock project
The paper examines the conceptual, ethical, and structural ambiguities which emerged in the Niger Range Livestock project, implemented between 1978 and 1983. Thinking around this time centered around pastoralists as ...
Land Degradation and Society
(London and New York: Methuen, 1987)
The book argues that there is a fundamental confusion in the literature on land degradation as a whole which arises from an unfulfilled need to examine the social underpinnings of theories implied by both natural and social ...
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 ...
Social institutions and access to resources
For over a decade African economies have been plagued by recurrent food shortages, economic decline and growing disparities between the living standards of rich and poor. A further dimension of the agrarian crisis in recent ...