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  1. In the Arctic, indigenous reindeer herding peoples rely on a pastoralist food and knowledge system that supplies them with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Reindeer pastoralism is a product of the interaction ...

    Authors: Ravdna Biret Marja E. Sara, Karen Lykke Syse and Svein Disch Mathiesen
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:20
  2. The study assessed the economic impact of COVID-19 on cattle traders in the Karamoja and Teso pastoral and agro-pastoral areas in Uganda and their response after the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The results reve...

    Authors: John Ilukor, Akello Joyce and Simon Peter Okiror
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:18
  3. Bush thickening reduces herbaceous species diversity and forage production, leading to a decline in grazing capacity. Hence, altering the micro-climate and woody-grass competition in bush-encroached rangelands...

    Authors: Mthunzi Mndela, Ignacio C. Madakadze, Florence V. Nherera-Chokuda, Sikhalazo Dube, Abel Ramoelo, Mziwanda Mangwane and Julius T. Tjelele
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:17
  4. Benin has been facing the loss of its animal genetic heritage over the years. The aim of this study was to explore the reasons related to the progressive abandonment of the Borgou cattle breed. The assessment ...

    Authors: Hilaire S. S. Worogo, Célestin C. Hessa, Alassan S. Assani, Rachidi Idrissou, Cham D. A. Alabi, Yaya Idrissou, Josias S. Adjassin, Maximilien Azalou, Brice G. C. Assogba and Ibrahim T. Alkoiret
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:16
  5. Displacements from developmental-related projects such as dams, conservancies, and geothermals displace 15–20 million people annually, necessitating the relocation of project-affected persons (PAPs). Most rese...

    Authors: Abraham Biar Gai, Raphael Githaiga Wahome and Rawlynce Cheruiyot Bett
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:15
  6. In the last few years, an increasing number of articles, reports, websites, and official documents have been published with narratives that link Fulani pastoralists to insecurity in West and Central Africa. In...

    Authors: Mark Moritz and Mamediarra Mbacke
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:14
  7. In the Far North Region of Cameroon, pastoralists use the leaves of Boscia senegalensis and the stem of Tapinanthus dodoneifolius to treat common animal diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antibac...

    Authors: Ronald Romuald Bebey Vougat Ngom and Harquin Simplice Foyet
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:13
  8. An understanding of factors influencing smallholder farmers’ livestock ownership at the household level is vital in formulating pro-poor livestock production policies and technologies. Hence, this study examin...

    Authors: A. Taruvinga, A. Kambanje, A. Mushunje and P. Mukarumbwa
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:8
  9. Changes in socio-economics, demography, politics, and climate in arid and semi-arid regions in recent decades have led to profound transformations in livestock practices, particularly in the management of loca...

    Authors: Derradji Harek, M’hamed El Mokhefi, Hacene Ikhlef, Rachid Bouhadad, Hocine Sahel, Noreddine Djellout and Fodil Arbouche
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:6
  10. Most studies and conceptualizations of tipping points in environmental and climatic systems have been conducted using natural science perspectives and approaches. Socio-scientific contributions—including Anthr...

    Authors: Diego Augusto Menestrey Schwieger
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:3
  11. Pastoralism is globally recognized as the backbone of the economy in the vast arid and semi-arid rangelands. Despite its enormous economic contribution, the system is facing a myriad of challenges, among them,...

    Authors: Walter Magero Wafula, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Oscar Kipchirchir Koech and Staline Kibet
    Citation: Pastoralism 2022 12:2
  12. One of the most important achievements of the Tuvans in the process of adaptation to the nomadic culture and to the extreme continental climate of Central Asia was the breeding of various domestic animals adap...

    Authors: Elena Aiyzhy, Artysh Mongush, Aziana Mongush, Aldyn-Kherel Ondar, Shoraana Seden-Khuurak and Ayana Bildinmaa
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:32
  13. Against the global trend towards sedentary, specialised and feed-intensive cattle farming, we explore current patterns of production in Kazakhstan’s traditionally nomadic livestock sector. Experts see consider...

    Authors: Sarah Robinson, Zhanyl Bozayeva, Nozilakhon Mukhamedova, Nodir Djanibekov and Martin Petrick
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:31
  14. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is vital for general health. However, problems of SRH such as unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and complications during pregnancy and childbirt...

    Authors: Stella Achen, Peter Atekyereza and Charles B. Rwabukwali
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:25
  15. We point out problems with the article Productivity beyond density: A critique of management models for reindeer pastoralism in Norway by Marin and co-workers published in Pastoralism in 2020. In our opinion, the...

    Authors: Audun Stien, Torkild Tveraa, Rolf Anker Ims, Jennifer Stien and Nigel Gilles Yoccoz
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:20
  16. Many activities from livestock husbandry contribute to emission and concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) gases to the atmosphere; activities such as grazing, manure and uri...

    Authors: Michael Elias Mgalula, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Christian Hülsebusch, Uwe Richter and Oliver Hensel
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:19
  17. Finding sufficient natural fodder resources to feed livestock has become a challenge for herders in the Sahel zone of Burkina Faso. Despite the existence of pastoral reserves, the issue of fodder shortage rema...

    Authors: Karim Ouédraogo, Alhassane Zaré, Gabin Korbéogo, Oumarou Ouédraogo and Anja Linstädter
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:16
  18. Samwel Shanga Mhajida, 2019. The collapse of a pastoral economy: The Datoga of central and northern Tanzania from the 1830s to the 2000s. Gottingen University Press. Pp. 262. ISBN: 978-3-86395-401-7, doi:

    Authors: J. Terrence McCabe
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:14
  19. Senegal, like the other Sahelian countries, remains an important livestock area, particularly for ruminants, with almost 36% of its livestock population was goat in 2016. The national herd increased from 2010 ...

    Authors: Fafa Sow, Younouss Camara, El Hadji Traore, Jean-François Cabaraux, Ayao Missohou, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Jean-Luc Hornick and Nassim Moula
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:12
  20. This study explores the perceived influence of climate change on the health of Hamer pastoralists and their livestock in south-western Ethiopia. A combination of focus group discussions and key informant inter...

    Authors: Samuel Lumborg, Samuel Tefera, Barry Munslow and Siobhan M. Mor
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:10
  21. West African (agro)-pastoralists have been increasingly using extra-household labour for the management of their cattle herds. This paper seeks to identify the factors influencing cattle owners’ decision to en...

    Authors: Sèyi Fridaïus Ulrich Vanvanhossou, Ivan Bossima Koura and Luc Hippolyte Dossa
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:8
  22. In South-Kivu province, cattle farming is an integral component of farmers’ livelihoods and one of the few income-generating opportunities for smallholders. However, very few studies have been conducted to cha...

    Authors: Yannick Mugumaarhahama, Rodrigue Balthazar Basengere Ayagirwe, Valence Bwana Mutwedu, Nadège Cizungu Cirezi, Dieudonné Shukuru Wasso, Pascaline Ciza Azine and Katcho Karume
    Citation: Pastoralism 2021 11:4

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