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  1. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:26

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  2. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:25

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    Previous studies in drylands have shown that while gender roles are becoming more flexible, privatization and formalization of land tenure tends to marginalize women in drylands while environmental degradation...

    Authors: Vera N. Karmebäck, John Ndung’u Wairore, Magnus Jirström and Gert Nyberg

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:21

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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze stereotypes and prejudices of Fulani pastoralists as they have become an important part of national and local community policies and discourses. We show how these attitu...

    Authors: Kaderi Noagah Bukari and Nicholaus Schareika

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:20

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Pastoralism 2015 5:24

  5. Content type: Research

    Low-input pastoral production systems provide up to 90 % of livestock and livestock products consumed in Uganda. However, pastoral communities are increasingly faced with the challenge of meeting their livesto...

    Authors: Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, John Mburu, Elhadi Yazan, Mwanjalolo G J Majaliwa, Laban MacOpiyo and Yazidhi Bamutaze

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:19

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The enclosure system is an increasingly popular approach for land rehabilitation among communities inhabiting the arid and semi-arid lands in Africa. However, the mixed results associated with its adoption by ...

    Authors: John Ndung’u Wairore, Stephen Mwangi Mureithi, Oliver Vivian Wasonga and Gert Nyberg

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:14

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study examined the impact of climate change on pastoral livestock in Boulgou Province located in the sub-humid zone of Burkina Faso. We analysed the annual rainfall and temperature data from 1980 to 2012 ...

    Authors: Sophie Agnes Kima, A. A. Okhimamhe, Andre Kiema, Nouhoun Zampaligre and Isaiah Sule

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:16

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Drought is one of the major climatic hazards impacting on the various sectors including crop and livestock in the West African Sahel. Pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the region are regularly affected...

    Authors: Augustine A. Ayantunde, Matthew D. Turner and Adamou Kalilou

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Piospheres in semi-arid areas are gradients of animal impacts around watering holes. Few studies have examined the impact dynamics of herbaceous and woody species composition and abundance in relation to piosp...

    Authors: Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, Laban MacOpiyo, John Mburu, John R. S. Tabuti and Mwanjalolo G. J. Majaliwa

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:12

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We explore the utility of a consumption coping strategy index (CSI) in characterising and assessing the factors influencing household food insecurity. We assessed 53 pastoral and 197 agro-pastoral households i...

    Authors: Maureen N. Mayanja, Chris Rubaire-Akiiki, Ted Greiner and John F. Morton

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:11

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Peste des petits ruminants is a major economic disease affecting the pastoral herders in Kenya, with outbreaks in Turkana County having devastating effects on the Turkana livelihoods. Turkana County is a regio...

    Authors: Simon M Kihu, George C Gitao, Lily C Bebora, Njenga M John, Gidraph G Wairire, Ndichu Maingi and Raphael G Wahome

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In Burkina Faso, livestock sedentarization programmes are still at the top of policy makers’ agendas and at the heart of their discourse, despite huge changes in land cover, land use and territorialities in ru...

    Authors: Alexis Gonin and Denis Gautier

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    East African pastoralists and their livestock are vulnerable to alterations in resource availability and disease transmission and frequently face poor access to livestock health services. Government veterinari...

    Authors: Christopher R Gustafson, Elizabeth VanWormer, Rudovick Kazwala, Asha Makweta, Goodluck Paul, Woutrina Smith and Jonna AK Mazet

    Citation: Pastoralism 2015 5:1

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  14. Content type: Research

    Rainfall variability is a problem in arid environments, and in this study, drought severity, impact of rainfall variability on livestock population and adaptation practices were investigated in Kgalagadi, Bots...

    Authors: Olaotswe E Kgosikoma and Nnyaladzi Batisani

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:19

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    The Jos Plateau is an important cattle-producing area in Nigeria, with a high concentration of pastoral Fulani. In recent decades, pastoralist studies have focused on arid and semi-arid areas, with few based i...

    Authors: Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Akinyemi Fajinmi, Charles Dongkum, Alexandra P M Shaw and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A study on effects of bush encroachment control techniques on rangeland productivity and tick population dynamics was conducted in Arero district of Borana zone, southern Ethiopia, for three consecutive years....

    Authors: Bikila Negasa, Bedasa Eba, Samuel Tuffa, Barecha Bayissa, Jaldesa Doyo and Nizam Husen

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:18

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  17. Content type: Research

    Historical tensions between Nigeria's pastoralist Fulani and settled indigenous farmers have intensified in recent years, with dwindling natural resources and land availability greatly contributing to the ongo...

    Authors: Anna L Okello, Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Adamu Malala, Susan C Welburn and James Smith

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:12

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  18. Content type: Short report

    This study took place in Isiolo County of semi-arid northern Kenya among Borana pastoralists. Current scientific evidence indicates that climate variability is threatening reliance on cattle. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Anastasia W Kagunyu and Joseph Wanjohi

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:13

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This study uses statistical and econometric tools to measure households’ vulnerability in pastoral rangelands of Kenya. It considered 27 socio-economic and biophysical indicators obtained from 302 households’ ...

    Authors: Francis EO Opiyo, Oliver V Wasonga and Moses M Nyangito

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:10

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Goats are renowned for their resilience in harsh environments and their relatively low investment for maintenance. Goat husbandry is thought to be a tool for poverty alleviation. Empirical evidence of this is ...

    Authors: David Oseguera Montiel, Nícola Maria Keilbach Baer, Akke van der Zijpp, Chizu Sato and Henk Udo

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:9

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  21. Content type: Research

    Spatio-temporal dynamics of pastoral grazing resources influences the pastoral production system. Obtaining timely and reliable information on the status of these resources will support planning and early resp...

    Authors: Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, Joseph Kyagulanyi, GJ Mwanjalolo Majaliwa, Laban MacOpiyo and John Mburu

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Reducing vulnerability to hazards is a major challenge for pastoral settlements in the dry lands of sub-Saharan Africa. Accumulation of a stock of living animals is a major means of livelihood security that pa...

    Authors: Claire Manoli, Véronique Ancey, Christian Corniaux, Alexandre Ickowicz, Benoit Dedieu and Charles Henri Moulin

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:3

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    The accusation by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that domestic animals contribute 18% (Livestock's Long Shadow) or 14.5% (Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock), respectively, t...

    Authors: Albrecht Glatzle

    Citation: Pastoralism 2014 4:1

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Pastoralism plays an important role in the ecology of alpine habitats and the economy of rural people in some regions of India. The pastoralists move from lower altitudes of the Himalayas to higher alpine regi...

    Authors: Monideepa Mitra, Amit Kumar, Bhupendra S Adhikari and Gopal S Rawat

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:29

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  25. Content type: Research

    Pastoral camel management practices in Kenya, characterised by free herd mobility that enables efficient utilisation of rangeland resources, is progressively restricted to foraging within the vicinity of urban...

    Authors: Issack Mohamed Noor, Abdi Yakub Guliye, Muhammad Tariq and Bockline Omedo Bebe

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:28

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