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  1. Research

    Camel forage variety in the Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

    Camels have the potential to increase the resilience of pastoral communities to the impacts of climate variability and change. Despite this potential, there is limited documentation of the camel forage species...

    Jenipher Biira Salamula, Anthony Egeru, Daniel Knox Aleper and Justine Jumba Namaalwa

    Pastoralism 2017 7:8

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  2. Research

    Impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion on livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral households of Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia

    This paper examines impacts of Prosopis juliflora (hereinafter may be referred as ‘Prosopis’) invasion on livelihoods of agro (pastoral) households using detailed household data in rural Dire Dawa Administration ...

    Negussie Zeray, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji Mohamed and Mengistu Ketema Aredo

    Pastoralism 2017 7:7

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  3. Research

    Quality of veterinary pharmaceuticals and their use by pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon

    This study evaluates the quality of the veterinary drugs most frequently used in the Far North Region of Cameroon and describes how pastoralists use them to treat their cattle herds. High-performance liquid ch...

    Ronald Romuald B. Vougat Ngom, Tiédja Tomdieu, Roland Ziébé, Harquin Simplice Foyet, Mark Moritz, Lazare Vondou, Dwayne E. Schrunk, Paula M. Imerman, Wilson K. Rumbeiha and Rebecca B. Garabed

    Pastoralism 2017 7:6

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  4. Research

    Decline of Jakar sheep population in pastoral communities of Bhutan: A consequence of diminishing utility, alternate income opportunities and increasing challenges

    Jakar sheep population in Bhutan is declining at unprecedented rate (44.4% per annum), and current population is little over 1,700. This study attempts to understand the current status of Jakar sheep and inves...

    Jigme Dorji, Sonam Tamang and Tashi Yangzome Dorji

    Pastoralism 2017 7:4

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  5. Research

    Piebald Camels

    Animal breeds are the diverse outcome of the thousands-year-long process of livestock domestication. Many of these breeds are piebald, resulting from the artificial selection by pastoralists of animals bearing...

    Gabriele Volpato, Maurizio Dioli and Antonello Di Nardo

    Pastoralism 2017 7:3

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  6. Research

    Fulani cattle productivity and management in the Kachia Grazing Reserve, Nigeria

    Kachia Grazing Reserve (KGR) in northern Nigeria was home to some 10,000 Fulani pastoralists and their 40,000 cattle in June 2011. This study examines productivity and management of cattle belonging to livesto...

    Marie Julie Ducrotoy, Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Alexandra P. M. Shaw, Husein Bagulo, Usman Baba Musa, Wilson J. Bertu, Amahyel Madu Gusi, Reuben A. Ocholi, Ward Bryssinckx and Susan C. Welburn

    Pastoralism 2016 6:25

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  7. Research

    Wildlife-livestock interface, veterinary cordon fence damage, lack of protection zones, livestock theft and owner apathy: Complex socio-ecological dynamics in Foot and Mouth disease control in southern Africa

    Current efforts to control and possibly eradicate the highly contagious and economically important Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in Botswana are hampered by numerous inextricably linked constraints. These const...

    Kabo Mogotsi, Olaotswe Ernest Kgosikoma and Keotshepile Fredric Lubinda

    Pastoralism 2016 6:21

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  8. Research

    The use of sheepdogs in sheep production in southeastern Brazil

    This study assessed the economic value of using sheepdogs as livestock guardians in southeastern Brazil by implementing a semi-structured interview format divided into four main categories: maintenance costs o...

    Rafael A. Moral, Fernando C. C. Azevedo and Luciano M. Verdade

    Pastoralism 2016 6:18

    Published on: 14 September 2016

  9. Short report

    To eradicate or not to eradicate? Recommendations on Prosopis juliflora management in Afar, Ethiopia, from an interdisciplinary perspective

    As one of the most invasive species of arid and semi-arid areas of East Africa, Prosopis juliflora has become a major threat to livelihoods of the Afar pastoral people and to the fragile ecosystems they live in. ...

    John Ilukor, Simone Rettberg, Anna Treydte and Regina Birner

    Pastoralism 2016 6:14

    Published on: 19 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pastoralism 2016 6:22

  10. Research

    Boma to banda - A disease sentinel concept for reduction of diarrhoea

    Diarrhoeal diseases can be debilitating, especially for children and young animals. In many rural areas, particularly pastoral communities, livelihoods are characterized by close interaction between household ...

    David J. Wolking, Deana L. Clifford, Terra R. Kelly, Enos Kamani, Woutrina A. Smith, Rudovick R. Kazwala and Jonna A.K. Mazet

    Pastoralism 2016 6:13

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  11. Research

    Spatio-temporal patterns of herbage availability and livestock movements: A cross-border analysis in the Chinese-Mongolian Altay

    Due to increasing population and the recent implementation of policies to intensify the use of land and water resources, the transhumant pastoral systems in the Chinese-Mongolian Altay-Dzungarian region are ra...

    Greta Jordan, Sven Goenster, Tsevegmed Munkhnasan, Alimu Shabier, Andreas Buerkert and Eva Schlecht

    Pastoralism 2016 6:12

    Published on: 4 July 2016

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