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Drought and dependence in the Sahel
The relationship between human activity and environmental degradation has been documented in numerous studies. With regard to West Africa, E.P. Stebbing was already warning of ecological degradation due to overcultivation ...
The Economics of Pastoralism: A Case Study of Sub-Saharan Africa
(UK: Frank Cass and Company, Ltd., 1978)
Livestock is regarded as a capital good on the basis of its ability to reproduce itself and thus create an income for its owner, this being in the form of animals and consumption goods. The system of herding practiced ...
The role of seasonality in a West African pastoral economy
(Sussex, UK: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 1978)
The paper focuses on the nomadic pastoralist Kel Adrar Twareg of north Mali, who divide their year into three approximately equal seasons: a hot rainy season, a cold dry season, and a hot dry season. The rainfall, which ...
Cattle, rainfall, and tsetse in Africa
(Elsevier B.V., 1978)
Increased population pressure has led to attempts to reclaim some to the ten million square miles of Africa in which tsetse fly occur. The paper traces the occurrence of tsetse fly, and its impact on cattle. In tsetse free ...