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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 ...
The dry season nutritional status of transhumant Baggara Sheep, Kordofan Region, Sudan
This paper discusses the Baggara tribes of the Kordofan Region, Sudan. These tribes are transhumants who follow seasonal migrations, covering a distance of 150 to 300 miles. This report evaluates the health of their sheep ...
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% ...
Atlas of African agriculture
(Rome: FAO, 1986)
This report contains various maps that show the climatic zones, rainfall reliability, natural vegetation, land use, and the length of the growing period.
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, ...
Resource-poor farmer participation in research: A synthesis of experiences from nine national agricultural research stations
In 1986, ISNAR initiated a major study on the organization and management of on-farm, client-oriented research (OFCOR) in national agricultural research systems (NARS). OFCOR is a research approach designed to help research ...