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Rainfall in the Sahel
(London, UK: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and The World Conservation Union (IUCN), 1989)
This issues paper is concerned with rainfall variations in ten sub-Saharan countries that can be classed as lying within the Sahelian region. The ten countries are Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, ...
The interaction of physical, biological, and socio-economic factors in determining human roles in a dynamic agricultural production system - The Hawazma Ttanshumants of Western Sudan
This report describes the three main agricultural production systems in the Sudan, which are sedentary farmers, transhumant pastoralists and true nomads. Also discussed are production roles, migration cycles, decision-making ...
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 ...
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% ...
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.
Production and consumption by gender and role among transhumants in Western Sudan: The Baggara (Hawazma) of Kordofan
(Pullman, WA: Washington State University, 1985)
This report covers specific research areas, such as the roles of men and women in management and agricultural production; the social constraints in the definition of gender roles; women's resources and sources of income ...
Behind the weather: Why the poor suffer most: Drought and the Sahel
(London, UK: OXFAM, 1984)
This document looks at some of the major agricultural changes that have been taking place in the Sahel, and at how these changes have affected the most vulnerable sections of the population. It argues that today's crisis ...