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  1. Content type: Research

    A reliable livestock disease surveillance system should detect changes in health events whenever they occur. Such a system ought to be evaluated regularly to ensure it provides valuable information in an effic...

    Authors: Josephine Namayanja, Michel Dione and Joseph M. Kungu

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:12

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    Traditional weather and climate forecasting is used by many indigenous communities worldwide as a guide in making important decisions that enable them cope and adapt to climate change-induced extreme weather v...

    Authors: Mulubrhan Balehegn, Selam Balehey, Chao Fu and Wu Liang

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:8

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    Across pastoralist groups, dairy products often fulfill major nutritional, economic, and socio-cultural functions. These contributions are jeopardized by poor milk quality with studies among pastoralist groups...

    Authors: Mark A. Caudell, P. Victor Charoonsophonsak, Annalise Miller, Beatus Lyimo, Murugan Subbiah, Joram Buza and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:7

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    This study aimed to determine and compare the fatty acid composition and atherogenecity index of milk fat from Nguni, Boer and non-descript at two different sampling periods. The goats (n = 10 for each goat genot...

    Authors: Emrobowansan M. Idamokoro, Voster Muchenje, Anthony J. Afolayan and Arno Hugo

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to assess small-scale farmers’ attitude and willingness to consume goat milk and its products. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 151 household farmers by using a...

    Authors: Emrobowansan M. Idamokoro, Busisiwe Gunya and Michael Aliber

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:3

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  6. Content type: Research

    The study explores themes pertaining to access and utilization of healthcare embedded in Penchansky’s framework, viz. availability, affordability, accessibility, acceptability and accommodation, in conjunction...

    Authors: Veenapani Rajeev Verma, Sumirtha Gandhi and Umakant Dash

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:2

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  7. Content type: Research

    Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) is a serious problem in many parts of the world, and Bhutan’s Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) is no exception. Located in the remote alpine areas of the eastern Himalaya...

    Authors: Yonten Jamtsho and Om Katel

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:1

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  8. Content type: Review

    Camels are the most adapted species to the harsh conditions of arid/semi-arid rangelands of Ethiopia where pastoralism is the dominant mode of life and mobility is an inherent strategy to efficiently utilize t...

    Authors: Tadele Mirkena, Elias Walelign, Nega Tewolde, Getachew Gari, Getachew Abebe and Scott Newman

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:30

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study applied a generalized propensity score method to evaluate the impact of Prosopis invasion on Afar pastoralist and agro-pastoralist households’ annual per capita consumption expenditure, as a proxy of r...

    Authors: Ketema Bekele, Jema Haji, Belaineh Legesse, Hailu Shiferaw and Urs Schaffner

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:28

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  10. Content type: Research

    In order to investigate the practices of goat breeding and establish a classification of goat herds, a survey was conducted with 106 goat breeders in the semi-arid region of Laghouat. Two indigenous breeds wer...

    Authors: Mourad Laouadi, Safia Tennah, Nacereddine Kafidi, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux and Nassim Moula

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    Climate change affects different demographic groups differently. Pastoral women, being among the poorest of the poor, are expected to be highly vulnerable to climate change. However, empirical evidence on gend...

    Authors: Selam Balehey, Girmay Tesfay and Mulubrhan Balehegn

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:23

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  12. Content type: Research

    Livestock and livestock product exports are the main source of foreign currency earning in Somaliland. However, in the recent past, the growth in earnings from livestock sales has been declining against a back...

    Authors: Nadhem Mtimet, Lawrence Godiah Mugunieri, Francis Wanyoike, Enock Kiptoo and Ibrahim Gulaid

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:22

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Land fragmentation, population growth, climate change and modernization are creating challenges for traditional pastoral livelihoods worldwide. These changes are forcing many young pastoralists to make new typ...

    Authors: Brett L. Bruyere, Chelsea Kincheloe, Tomas Pickering, Sara Heisel and Francis G. Lekanta

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:21

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  14. Content type: Research

    To clarify the system involved in the initial domestication of asses, this study explores breaking and the consequent establishment of tameness through focusing on a human ecological approach based on reports ...

    Authors: Rikako Kimura and Samuel Tefera

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) is an acute or sub-acute highly contagious viral disease of small ruminants caused by morbillivirus and associated with high mortality and morbidity rates in naïve populations, col...

    Authors: Sophycate Njue, Khalid Saeed, Seiffuddin Maloo, Joan Muchai, Cyprien Biaou and Kennedy Tetu

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:17

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  16. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to map the camel milk value chain and establish the predisposing factors for increase in microbial counts in milk along the chain. Isiolo County was chosen for the study. Data collect...

    Authors: Samuel Muyoma Nato, Joseph Wafula Matofari, Bockline Omedo Bebe and Christian Huelsebusch

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:16

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  17. Content type: Short report

    Extensively raised beef cattle contribute to the highest levels of enteric methane (CH4) gas emissions among all livestock. Expensive techniques and logistics hinder monitoring of such gas. Therefore, the objecti...

    Authors: L. Mapfumo, S. M. Grobler, J. F. Mupangwa, M. M. Scholtz and V. Muchenje

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:15

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  18. Content type: Research

    Fodder production has been regarded as one of the suitable strategies for increasing feed availability for enhanced livestock production among pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the drylands of Kenya. P...

    Authors: Erick Ouma Omollo, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Mohammed Yazan Elhadi and William Ngoyawu Mnene

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:9

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  19. Content type: Research

    Since the mid-2000s, transhumant pastoralism and the production of artisanal sheep’s cheeses have experienced a revival in the Polish Carpathians. This revival has largely coincided with Poland’s accession to ...

    Authors: Pawel Sendyka and Nicolette Makovicky

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:5

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  20. Content type: Research

    Mongolia has more than ten times as many livestock as people. Herders are dependent on their livestock for their livelihood, and seasonal movement is driven by the livestock’s grazing needs. The daily, seasona...

    Authors: Alexandra Sack, Ulziimaa Daramragchaa, Maitsetseg Chuluunbaatar, Battsetseg Gonchigoo and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    Increasing land use and associated competition for natural resources in the wake of high human and livestock population pressures have been major challenges confronting pastoralists of West Africa. This is esp...

    Authors: Marie J. Ducrotoy, Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Alexandra P. M. Shaw, Husein Bagulo, Wilson J. Bertu, Amahyel M. Gusi, Reuben Ocholi and Susan C. Welburn

    Citation: Pastoralism 2018 8:1

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Climate variability is a natural phenomenon, and of late, it is becoming more frequent and more intensive especially in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). This has affected the livelihoods and the coping st...

    Authors: Anastasia Wanjiku Kagunyu, Elias Gitonga Thuranira and Joseph Gatura Wanjohi

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:33

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  23. Content type: Short report

    This paper focuses on establishing actors and their roles in the slaughterhouse processes in the Nanyuki slaughterhouse of Laikipia County. This is understood through the lens of the food system approach, base...

    Authors: Edwin Ambani Ameso, Salome Atieno Bukachi, Charles Owuor Olungah and Tobias Haller

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:32

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  24. Content type: Short report

    The persistence of transhumance systems requires continued access to key pastoral resources that together allow the seasonal movement of livestock herds over long distances. In dryland West Africa, these pasto...

    Authors: Matthew Turner, Erin Kitchell, John McPeak and Jérémy Bourgoin

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:31

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  25. Content type: Research

    While women in pastoralist communities are key stakeholders in the production of milk and dairy products for income generation, they are largely ignored in other areas of development such as health. The need t...

    Authors: Adedamola F. Badejo, Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Peter Kingsley, James Smith and Susan C. Welburn

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:28

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