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    Patterns of passage into protected areas: Drivers and outcomes of Fulani immigration, settlement and integration into the Kachia Grazing Reserve, northwest Nigeria

    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...

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

    Pastoralism 2018 8:1

    Published on: 11 January 2018

  2. Short report

    Development agents and their role in cushioning the pastoralists of Isiolo Central Sub-County, Kenya, against negative effects of climate variability

    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...

    Anastasia Wanjiku Kagunyu, Elias Gitonga Thuranira and Joseph Gatura Wanjohi

    Pastoralism 2017 7:33

    Published on: 21 December 2017

  3. Short report

    Digital wiki map of pastoral geographies in eastern Senegal

    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...

    Matthew Turner, Erin Kitchell, John McPeak and Jérémy Bourgoin

    Pastoralism 2017 7:31

    Published on: 11 December 2017

  4. Research

    Shifting livelihood strategies in northern Nigeria - extensified production and livelihood diversification amongst Fulani pastoralists

    This paper presents an in-depth investigation of the livelihood strategies of Fulani pastoralists in north central Nigeria. Results show a diversified crop-livestock system aimed at spreading risk and reducing...

    Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Charles Dongkum, Tok Langs, Alexandra P. M. Shaw and Susan C. Welburn

    Pastoralism 2017 7:19

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  5. Research

    Herd growth parameters and constraints of camel rearing in Northeastern Nigeria

    The one-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, is an important pack and ride, dairy and meat animal in semi-arid northeastern Nigeria. This study was carried out to document reproductive information for scientists an...

    A. Z. Jaji, N. Elelu, M. B. Mahre, K. Jaji, L. I. Ghali Mohammed, M. Audu Likita, E. S. Kigir, K. T. Onwuama and A. S. Saidu

    Pastoralism 2017 7:16

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  6. Research

    Applying the concept of resilience to pastoralist household data

    This article explores the concept of resilience as outlined in a recent World Bank publication that applies the concept to rangeland areas in Africa. The paper does not attempt to speak to all of the dimension...

    John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little

    Pastoralism 2017 7:14

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  7. Research

    The effects of adaptation to climate change on income of households in rural Ethiopia

    Climate change is one of the most serious impediments to agricultural prosperity in Ethiopia, especially where livestock is concerned. In particular, rural farming communities in the drylands of the Afar regio...

    Melaku Berhe, Dana Hoag, Girmay Tesfay, Tewodros Tadesse, Shunji Oniki, Masaru Kagatsume and Catherine M. H. Keske

    Pastoralism 2017 7:12

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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