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    Building of a community cattle ranch and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as alternative methods of curtailing cattle rustling in Katsina State

    Agriculture is the major component of the rural economy in Katsina State. Livestock production is a major component of agricultural activities practised there and is a source of income and a form of security f...

    Saifullahi Sani Ibrahim, A. Ibrahim, Abdelrasq Na Allah and Lawal Abdu Saulawa

    Pastoralism 2016 6:10

    Published on: 3 June 2016

  2. Short report

    Livestock herd structures and dynamics in Garissa County, Kenya

    In Kenya’s Northeastern Province, pastoralism is the main livestock production system and means of livelihood. However, pastoralists are facing increasing risks such as drought, insecurity, animal diseases, in...

    Patrick Mwambi Mwanyumba, Raphael Wahome Wahome, Laban MacOpiyo and Paul Kanyari

    Pastoralism 2015 5:26

    Published on: 23 December 2015

  3. Research

    Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands

    Dryland livestock production systems are changing in many parts of the world, as a result of growing human populations and associated pressure on water and land. Based on a combination of social and natural sc...

    Gert Nyberg, Per Knutsson, Madelene Ostwald, Ingrid Öborn, Ewa Wredle, David Jakinda Otieno, Stephen Mureithi, Peter Mwangi, Mohammed Y. Said, Magnus Jirström, Antonia Grönvall, Julia Wernersson, Sara Svanlund, Laura Saxer, Lotje Geutjes, Vera Karmebäck…

    Pastoralism 2015 5:25

    Published on: 3 December 2015

  4. Research

    Stereotypes, prejudices and exclusion of Fulani pastoralists in Ghana

    The purpose of this paper is to analyze stereotypes and prejudices of Fulani pastoralists as they have become an important part of national and local community policies and discourses. We show how these attitu...

    Kaderi Noagah Bukari and Nicholaus Schareika

    Pastoralism 2015 5:20

    Published on: 4 November 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pastoralism 2015 5:24

  5. Research

    Drivers of forage availability: An integration of remote sensing and traditional ecological knowledge in Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

    Low-input pastoral production systems provide up to 90 % of livestock and livestock products consumed in Uganda. However, pastoral communities are increasingly faced with the challenge of meeting their livesto...

    Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, John Mburu, Elhadi Yazan, Mwanjalolo G J Majaliwa, Laban MacOpiyo and Yazidhi Bamutaze

    Pastoralism 2015 5:19

    Published on: 14 October 2015

  6. Research article

    Characterization of enclosure management regimes and factors influencing their choice among agropastoralists in North-Western Kenya

    The enclosure system is an increasingly popular approach for land rehabilitation among communities inhabiting the arid and semi-arid lands in Africa. However, the mixed results associated with its adoption by ...

    John Ndung’u Wairore, Stephen Mwangi Mureithi, Oliver Vivian Wasonga and Gert Nyberg

    Pastoralism 2015 5:14

    Published on: 7 September 2015

  7. Research article

    Adapting to the impacts of climate change in the sub-humid zone of Burkina Faso, West Africa: Perceptions of agro-pastoralists

    This study examined the impact of climate change on pastoral livestock in Boulgou Province located in the sub-humid zone of Burkina Faso. We analysed the annual rainfall and temperature data from 1980 to 2012 ...

    Sophie Agnes Kima, A. A. Okhimamhe, Andre Kiema, Nouhoun Zampaligre and Isaiah Sule

    Pastoralism 2015 5:16

    Published on: 24 August 2015

  8. Research article

    Piospheric influence on forage species composition and abundance in semi-arid Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

    Piospheres in semi-arid areas are gradients of animal impacts around watering holes. Few studies have examined the impact dynamics of herbaceous and woody species composition and abundance in relation to piosp...

    Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, Laban MacOpiyo, John Mburu, John R. S. Tabuti and Mwanjalolo G. J. Majaliwa

    Pastoralism 2015 5:12

    Published on: 20 July 2015

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