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  1. Content type: Research

    Camel production is a potential avenue for improved food and income security in dryland areas of East Africa. Despite this potential, there is a dearth of information on the increasing choice of camel producti...

    Authors: Jenipher Biira Salamula, Anthony Egeru, Robert Asiimwe, Daniel Knox Aleper and Justine Jjumba Namaalwa

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:26

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    Pastoral societies in dryland Africa continue to face changes to their systems. These systems are influenced by a range of historical factors, but little use is made of this information to design policies that...

    Authors: Lenyeletse Vincent Basupi, Claire Helen Quinn and Andrew John Dougill

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:24

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    Camel health management has implications for public health and camel product trade. After liberalization of the veterinary service, current camel health management in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALS) of Ke...

    Authors: Peter Obimbo Lamuka, Francis M. Njeruh, George C. Gitao and Khalif A. Abey

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:20

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    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...

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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:19

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:16

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:12

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    Camels have the potential to increase the resilience of pastoral communities to the impacts of climate variability and change. Despite this potential, there is limited documentation of the camel forage species...

    Authors: Jenipher Biira Salamula, Anthony Egeru, Daniel Knox Aleper and Justine Jumba Namaalwa

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:8

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  8. Content type: Research

    This paper examines impacts of Prosopis juliflora (hereinafter may be referred as ‘Prosopis’) invasion on livelihoods of agro (pastoral) households using detailed household data in rural Dire Dawa Administration ...

    Authors: Negussie Zeray, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji Mohamed and Mengistu Ketema Aredo

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study evaluates the quality of the veterinary drugs most frequently used in the Far North Region of Cameroon and describes how pastoralists use them to treat their cattle herds. High-performance liquid ch...

    Authors: Ronald Romuald B. Vougat Ngom, Tiédja Tomdieu, Roland Ziébé, Harquin Simplice Foyet, Mark Moritz, Lazare Vondou, Dwayne E. Schrunk, Paula M. Imerman, Wilson K. Rumbeiha and Rebecca B. Garabed

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    As in many developing countries, agro-pastoralism is the major form of livelihood for rural communities in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Although livestock rearing is part and parcel of rural Bhutanese agri...

    Authors: Kencho Tshering and Phuntsho Thinley

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Jakar sheep population in Bhutan is declining at unprecedented rate (44.4% per annum), and current population is little over 1,700. This study attempts to understand the current status of Jakar sheep and inves...

    Authors: Jigme Dorji, Sonam Tamang and Tashi Yangzome Dorji

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:4

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato, Maurizio Dioli and Antonello Di Nardo

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:3

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  13. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Abera Tilahun, Beyene Teklu and Dana Hoag

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:2

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

  14. Content type: Research

    Deep-fried and sun-dried meat products represent a large part of the traditional meat products from pastoral regions of sub-Saharan Africa. However, unlike the sun-dried products, deep-fried products are not p...

    Authors: Josphat Njenga Gichure, Catherine Nkirote Kunyanga and Jasper K. Imungi

    Citation: Pastoralism 2017 7:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    Resource changes observed in rangeland ecosystems have triggered a myriad of ecological, social and economic dynamics, often with adverse implications on pastoral livelihoods. This study applied an integrated ...

    Authors: Kennedy Sakimba Kimiti, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, David Western and Judith Syombua Mbau

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:24

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Kabo Mogotsi, Olaotswe Ernest Kgosikoma and Keotshepile Fredric Lubinda

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an infectious disease of cattle endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. A cross-sectional sero-geospatial survey was conducted to assess the CBPP sero-geospatial burdens amon...

    Authors: Nma Bida Alhaji, Olutayo Olajide Babalobi and Salihu Saidu

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:20

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Rafael A. Moral, Fernando C. C. Azevedo and Luciano M. Verdade

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    Pastoral communities in Kenya have used smoke from specific herbs as a technique of disinfecting milk-handling containers, preserving milk and to impart a characteristic desired flavour to raw camel milk. The ...

    Authors: Nobert Wafula Wanjala, Joseph Wafula Matofari and John Masani Nduko

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    Group ranches (GRs) were established in Kenya in the 1960s and 1970s; their objectives included the increase of pastoral land productivity and the control of land degradation. Since their establishment, GRs ha...

    Authors: Staline Kibet, Moses Nyangito, Laban MacOpiyo and David Kenfack

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:16

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  22. Content type: Short report

    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. ...

    Authors: John Ilukor, Simone Rettberg, Anna Treydte and Regina Birner

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:14

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pastoralism 2016 6:22

  23. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: David J. Wolking, Deana L. Clifford, Terra R. Kelly, Enos Kamani, Woutrina A. Smith, Rudovick R. Kazwala and Jonna A.K. Mazet

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Greta Jordan, Sven Goenster, Tsevegmed Munkhnasan, Alimu Shabier, Andreas Buerkert and Eva Schlecht

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:12

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    Pastoral households are increasingly practising fodder production in response to forage scarcity associated with land degradation, climate variability and change. Understanding the grass seed value chain is a ...

    Authors: Klerkson Okomboli Lugusa, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Yazan Ahmed Elhadi and Todd Andrew Crane

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:6

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  27. Content type: Research

    In order to investigate spatial and temporal characteristics of the purely grazing-based livestock husbandry system in southwestern Madagascar, individual animals from 12 cattle and 12 goat herds that were equ...

    Authors: Tobias Feldt and Eva Schlecht

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    Income diversification has been hailed by some policy-makers as an important ingredient for building pastoral resilience. This study applied the sustainable livelihood approach to establish the determinants of...

    Authors: Patrick Wekondi Watete, Wambui-Kogi Makau, Jesse Theuri Njoka, Laban AderoMacOpiyo and Stephen Mwangi Mureithi

    Citation: Pastoralism 2016 6:3

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