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dc.contributor.authorBall, N.en
dc.coverage.spatialSahelen
dc.coverage.temporal1968 - 1973en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:56:05Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:56:05Zen
dc.date.issued1978en
dc.identifier1369en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation 8(2): 271-298en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66077en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThe 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 and overgrazing in the 1930s. Less well documented are the reasons why people who understand many of the requirements of ecologically sound farming and herding nonetheless mismanage natural resources to the point of disaster. An examination of the 1968-1973 drought in the Sahel zone of West Africa (formerly French West Africa) suggests that the lack of economic autonomy for Sahelian countries is a major cause not only of their economic stagnation and underdevelopment but equally of the degradation of their ecosystems. Specific policies, initiated during the colonial period and continued by independent governments, can be identified as reducing the ability of West African farmers and herders to exploit their environment with an adequate safety margin. Largely as a result of the 1968-1973 drought, there has been an upsurge of interest in the Sahel on the part of international and national aid agencies. However, it is very possible that the programs devised by these groups will promote neither economic autonomy nor ecological stability for the countries in that region. A development strategy based largely on self-reliance, on the other hand, could the more successful in protecting both the populations and the ecology of the Sahel. [Journal Article; In English; United States] --Medlineen
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectDroughten
dc.subjectSoil degradationen
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectHabitat destructionen
dc.subjectWest Africaen
dc.subjectConservation of natural resourcesen
dc.subjectDisastersen
dc.subjectCrisisen
dc.subjectDependenceen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectPoliticsen
dc.subjectStarvationen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.titleDrought and dependence in the Sahelen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
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