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  1. Over the past two decades, the rangelands of Eastern Africa have experienced sweeping changes associated with growing human populations, shifting land use, expanding livestock marketing and trade, and greater ...

    Authors: Jeremy Lind, Rachel Sabates-Wheeler, Matteo Caravani, Luka Biong Deng Kuol and Deborah Manzolillo Nightingale

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:24

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  2. In Ethiopia, Prosopis juliflora (P. juliflora) becomes one of the worst invasive alien species threatening the livelihood and thus food security of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. However, up to the prese...

    Authors: Ousmane Seid, Jema Haji and Belaineh Legesse

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:21

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  3. There are few reports on dual-purpose cattle systems characterization in Latin America and Colombia based on large datasets. This limits our understanding of their dynamics, and the establishment of public pol...

    Authors: Ricardo González-Quintero, Rolando Barahona-Rosales, Diana María Bolívar-Vergara, Ngonidzashe Chirinda, Jacobo Arango, Heiber Alexander Pantévez, Guillermo Correa-Londoño and María Solange Sánchez-Pinzón

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:19

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  4. Feed insecurity associated with prolonged and recurrent droughts remains a perennial challenge impeding livestock production and a major source of resource-based conflicts in the drylands of many developing co...

    Authors: Saada Mohamed Sala, David Jakinda Otieno, Jonathan Nzuma and Stephen Mwangi Mureithi

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:18

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  5. We analyse social demography, livelihood diversification and land tenure among the Maasai people inhabiting Kenya (three sites) and Tanzania (one site) with contrasting land tenure policies. In Kenya, land was...

    Authors: David K. Nkedianye, Joseph O. Ogutu, Mohammed Y. Said, Shem C. Kifugo, Jan de Leeuw, Paul Van Gardingen and Robin S. Reid

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:17

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  6. A study on the effect of bush control methods on encroaching woody species, namely Acacia drepanolobium, Acacia mellifera and Acacia reficiens was conducted for a 2 years’ time. A 3 ha of land was divided into tw...

    Authors: Malicha Loje Hare, Xinwen Xu, Yongdong Wang and Abule Ibro Gedda

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:16

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  7. Pastoral systems are known to be prone to social, political and ecological uncertainties. Traditional ecological knowledge that the pastoral communities hold around their bio-physical environment has been a ke...

    Authors: Rashmi Singh, Rishi Kumar Sharma, Suresh Babu and Yash Veer Bhatnagar

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:15

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  8. The official governance of the reindeer pastoralist system in the north of Norway relies overwhelmingly on one central argument: that in order to maintain a sustainable system, maximum numbers and densities of...

    Authors: Andrei Marin, Espen Sjaastad, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Mikkel Nils M. Sara and Erik Johan Langfeldt Borgenvik

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  9. The strong bond between herder and livestock was forged centuries ago in rural Mongolia and remains an element of national pride and a cornerstone to the economy. However, semi-nomadic herders frequently live ...

    Authors: Amber N. Barnes, Uyanga Baasandavga, Anu Davaasuren, Battsetseg Gonchigoo and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:8

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  10. Pastoralists in sub-Saharan Africa have limited access to public services due to their mobile lifestyle, economic and political marginalization, and the limited health infrastructure that is common to arid and...

    Authors: Evan F. Griffith, Job Ronoh Kipkemoi, Alison H. Robbins, Tequiero O. Abuom, Jeffrey C. Mariner, Tabitha Kimani and Hellen Amuguni

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:7

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  11. Recurrent and prolonged droughts have exacerbated the problems of pasture and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), hence, the need for immediate and long-term adaption strategies to such shocks....

    Authors: Robert Asiimwe, John Herbert Ainembabazi, Anthony Egeru, Rosemary Isoto, Daniel Knox Aleper, Justine Namaalwa and Gracious M. Diiro

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:5

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  12. Transhumance pastoralism is a traditional sheep management strategy adopted by the herders in the Himalayas to address environmental stress. The changes in haematological parameters in the transhumant sheep ma...

    Authors: Shanker Raj Barsila, Keshav Bhatt, Badrika Devkota and Naba Raj Devkota

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:4

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  13. The informal milk value chain in Uganda controls most of the raw marketed milk, albeit of poor quality. A study was conducted to assess the milk handling practices, the bacterial quality and the associated hea...

    Authors: Samuel Majalija, Gabriel Tumwine, Juliet Kiguli, James Bugeza, Marvin Apollo Ssemadaali, Hebert Brian Kazoora, Esther Namukose Muwanguzi, Noelina Nantima and Richard Tuyiragize

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:3

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  14. As part of a national action plan to manage animal genetic resources in Burundi, we characterized smallholders’ goat production systems and assessed the effect of Boer crossbreeding on animal body measures. To...

    Authors: Josiane Manirakiza, Gilbert Hatungumukama, Badi Besbes and Johann Detilleux

    Citation: Pastoralism 2020 10:2

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  15. The aim of this study was to characterize agro-pastoralists’ preferences in dromedary rearing in the Koro district of Mali, which has experienced a decade of spontaneous development in using dromedaries for ha...

    Authors: Bakary Traoré, Benoit Govoeyi, Issa Hamadou, Fikremariam Geda, Abdoulaye Touré, Bara Ouologuem, Pascal Leroy, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux and Nassim Moula

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:19

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  16. In the Kyrgyz Region of Ferghana Valley, violent conflict flares repeatedly between the local Kyrgyz majority population and the Tajik ethnic minority. Drawing on a recent qualitative case study conducted in t...

    Authors: Gulzana Kurmanalieva and Wibke Crewett

    Citation: Pastoralism 2019 9:15

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Review

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  25. 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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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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