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    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Short report

    Livestock herd structures and dynamics in Garissa County, Kenya

    In Kenya’s Northeastern Province, pastoralism is the main livestock production system and means of livelihood. However, pastoralists are facing increasing risks such as drought, insecurity, animal diseases, in...

    Patrick Mwambi Mwanyumba, Raphael Wahome Wahome, Laban MacOpiyo and Paul Kanyari

    Pastoralism 2015 5:26

    Published on: 23 December 2015

  8. Research

    Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands

    Dryland livestock production systems are changing in many parts of the world, as a result of growing human populations and associated pressure on water and land. Based on a combination of social and natural sc...

    Gert Nyberg, Per Knutsson, Madelene Ostwald, Ingrid Öborn, Ewa Wredle, David Jakinda Otieno, Stephen Mureithi, Peter Mwangi, Mohammed Y. Said, Magnus Jirström, Antonia Grönvall, Julia Wernersson, Sara Svanlund, Laura Saxer, Lotje Geutjes, Vera Karmebäck…

    Pastoralism 2015 5:25

    Published on: 3 December 2015

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