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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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