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  1. Globally, discriminately vulnerable and marginalized groups, such as nomadic pastoralist populations, have perhaps the least access to reproductive and maternal health services (R/MHCSs). Previous studies repo...

    Authors: Joseph Kwame Wulifan, Amos Dangbie Dordah and Joshua Sumankuuro
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:47
  2. Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) were at risk of extinction due to indiscriminate hunting for their fibre in the mid-twentieth century. The conservation of the species included numerous international and regional legal ...

    Authors: Bibiana Vilá and Yanina Arzamendia
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:46
  3. The categories and concepts in the existing official land-use maps have been under improvements over recent years; however, this study from Nordland, northern Norway, shows that they continue to pose several d...

    Authors: Camilla Risvoll, Diego Galafassi, Siri Veland, Mats Pavall, Tom Lifjell, Aase Kristine Lundberg and Svein Morten Eilertsen
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:45
  4. Rangelands are increasingly being affected by climatic variations, fragmentation and changes in livestock management practices. Along with resource competition between livestock and wildlife, disease transmiss...

    Authors: Munib Khanyari, Sarah Robinson, E. J. Milner-Gulland, E. R. Morgan, Rashmi Singh Rana and Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:44
  5. Management of grassland is one of the important factors in traditional livestock farming systems. A survey was conducted in Madi of Chitwan Nepal to understand the perceptions of the farmers/graziers about gra...

    Authors: Shanker Raj Barsila, Niraj Prakash Joshi, Tuk Narayan Poudel, Badrika Devkota, Naba Raj Devkota and Dev Raj Chalise
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:40
  6. The pastoral practices of the Dokpa herders of North Sikkim have been transforming in response to the geo-political and socio-economic changes in the region. Against the backdrop of these changes, this study a...

    Authors: Nisam Mang Luxom, Rashmi Singh, Laktsheden Theengh, Priyadarshinee Shrestha and Rishi Kumar Sharma
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:37
  7. Maternal malnutrition during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriages and foetal deaths, pre-term delivery, and maternal mortality. However, limited studies have been conducted in Ethiopia that may not rep...

    Authors: Setognal Birara Aychiluhm, Aragaw Gualu and Abel Gebre Wuneh
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:35
  8. This study assesses the impact of a large, state-sponsored sugar plantation scheme on agro-pastoralists’ livelihoods and local land use change in southern Ethiopia, specifically in the lower Omo Valley. The st...

    Authors: Adane Kebede Gebeyehu and Jon Abbink
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:32
  9. Transhumant herds graze across two different rangeland types according to the season. Winter rangelands differ from summer rangelands in the amount and quality of available fodder, with the former being the le...

    Authors: Verónica Jorgelina Caballero, Jesús Romero Martinez, Laura Beatriz Borrelli, Daniel Alejandro Castillo, Juan Pablo Mikuc, María Laura Villar and Edgar Sebastian Villagra
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:31
  10. Often touted as an ancient and sustainable practice among indigenous livestock farmers in developing countries, the use of ethno-veterinary medicine is examined within the context of its efficacy. While there ...

    Authors: Ifeoma Chinyelu Nwafor and Christopher Ugochukwu Nwafor
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:29
  11. Brucellosis is an infectious zoonotic disease considered as a threat to public health and pastoralist livelihoods. Symptoms of the disease can lead to gender-specific ailments such as abortions in women and or...

    Authors: Stephane A. Y. Babo, Gilbert Fokou, Richard B. Yapi, Coletha Mathew, Arnaud K. Dayoro, Rudovick R. Kazwala and Bassirou Bonfoh
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:28
  12. We explored the barriers and facilitators of maternal health care service use among women in the pastoralist region of Ethiopia.

    Authors: Mulusew G. Jebena, Million Tesfaye, Gudina Abashula, Sena Balina, Ruth Jackson, Yibeltal Assefa, Yibeltal Kifle, Chala Tesfaye, Melaku Yilma, Abiy Hiruy, Alula Teklu, Bezawit Adugna Bahru, Esubalew Assefa, Mekdes Demissie, Getnet Mitike and Kora Tushune
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:27
  13. Recurrent droughts and long-term changes to climate, social structures, and the economy in the world’s arid and semi-arid lands have impacted pastoralists’ livelihood activities over time, resulting in differe...

    Authors: Leonard K. Kirui, Nathaniel D. Jensen, Gideon A. Obare, Isaac M. Kariuki, Philemon K. Chelanga and Munenobu Ikegami
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:23
  14. Senegal is a country where millions of livelihoods directly depend on smallholder livestock production activities. Unfortunately, these farmers now face the effects of a changing climate and associated societa...

    Authors: Ernest Habanabakize, Koki Ba, Christian Corniaux, Patrick Cortbaoui and Elsa Vasseur
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:22
  15. In the Arctic, indigenous reindeer herding peoples rely on a pastoralist food and knowledge system that supplies them with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Reindeer pastoralism is a product of the interaction ...

    Authors: Ravdna Biret Marja E. Sara, Karen Lykke Syse and Svein Disch Mathiesen
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:20
  16. The study assessed the economic impact of COVID-19 on cattle traders in the Karamoja and Teso pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in Uganda and their response after the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The results reve...

    Authors: John Ilukor, Akello Joyce and Simon Peter Okiror
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:18
  17. Bush thickening reduces herbaceous species diversity and forage production, leading to a decline in grazing capacity. Hence, altering the micro-climate and woody-grass competition in bush-encroached rangelands...

    Authors: Mthunzi Mndela, Ignacio C. Madakadze, Florence V. Nherera-Chokuda, Sikhalazo Dube, Abel Ramoelo, Mziwanda Mangwane and Julius T. Tjelele
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:17
  18. Benin has been facing the loss of its animal genetic heritage over the years. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons related to the progressive abandonment of the Borgou cattle breed. The assessment ...

    Authors: Hilaire S. S. Worogo, Célestin C. Hessa, Alassan S. Assani, Rachidi Idrissou, Cham D. A. Alabi, Yaya Idrissou, Josias S. Adjassin, Maximilien Azalou, Brice G. C. Assogba and Ibrahim T. Alkoiret
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:16
  19. Displacements from developmental-related projects such as dams, conservancies, and geothermals displace 15–20 million people annually, necessitating the relocation of project-affected persons (PAPs). Most rese...

    Authors: Abraham Biar Gai, Raphael Githaiga Wahome and Rawlynce Cheruiyot Bett
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:15
  20. In the last few years, an increasing number of articles, reports, websites, and official documents have been published with narratives that link Fulani pastoralists to insecurity in West and Central Africa. In...

    Authors: Mark Moritz and Mamediarra Mbacke
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:14
  21. In the Far North Region of Cameroon, pastoralists use the leaves of Boscia senegalensis and the stem of Tapinanthus dodoneifolius to treat common animal diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antibac...

    Authors: Ronald Romuald Bebey Vougat Ngom and Harquin Simplice Foyet
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:13
  22. An understanding of factors influencing smallholder farmers’ livestock ownership at the household level is vital in formulating pro-poor livestock production policies and technologies. Hence, this study examin...

    Authors: A. Taruvinga, A. Kambanje, A. Mushunje and P. Mukarumbwa
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:8
  23. Changes in socio-economics, demography, politics, and climate in arid and semi-arid regions in recent decades have led to profound transformations in livestock practices, particularly in the management of loca...

    Authors: Derradji Harek, M’hamed El Mokhefi, Hacene Ikhlef, Rachid Bouhadad, Hocine Sahel, Noreddine Djellout and Fodil Arbouche
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:6
  24. Most studies and conceptualizations of tipping points in environmental and climatic systems have been conducted using natural science perspectives and approaches. Socio-scientific contributions—including Anthr...

    Authors: Diego Augusto Menestrey Schwieger
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:3
  25. Pastoralism is globally recognized as the backbone of the economy in the vast arid and semi-arid rangelands. Despite its enormous economic contribution, the system is facing a myriad of challenges, among them,...

    Authors: Walter Magero Wafula, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Oscar Kipchirchir Koech and Staline Kibet
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:2
  26. One of the most important achievements of the Tuvans in the process of adaptation to the nomadic culture and to the extreme continental climate of Central Asia was the breeding of various domestic animals adap...

    Authors: Elena Aiyzhy, Artysh Mongush, Aziana Mongush, Aldyn-Kherel Ondar, Shoraana Seden-Khuurak and Ayana Bildinmaa
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:32
  27. Against the global trend towards sedentary, specialised and feed-intensive cattle farming, we explore current patterns of production in Kazakhstan’s traditionally nomadic livestock sector. Experts see consider...

    Authors: Sarah Robinson, Zhanyl Bozayeva, Nozilakhon Mukhamedova, Nodir Djanibekov and Martin Petrick
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:31

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