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  1. 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

  2. Research

    Challenges and contributions of crop production in agro-pastoral systems of Borana Plateau, Ethiopia

    Uncertain climatic conditions, reduced access to grazing land and water, and reduced mobility affect the sustainability of livestock systems in Ethiopia. As a result, pastoralists look to other sources of inco...

    Abera Tilahun, Beyene Teklu and Dana Hoag

    Pastoralism 2017 7:2

    Published on: 16 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pastoralism 2017 7:11

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Research

    Building of a community cattle ranch and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as alternative methods of curtailing cattle rustling in Katsina State

    Agriculture is the major component of the rural economy in Katsina State. Livestock production is a major component of agricultural activities practised there and is a source of income and a form of security f...

    Saifullahi Sani Ibrahim, A. Ibrahim, Abdelrasq Na Allah and Lawal Abdu Saulawa

    Pastoralism 2016 6:10

    Published on: 3 June 2016

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