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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. Gertel, Jorg and Le Heron, Richard (eds). Economic Spaces of Pastoral Production and Commodity Systems: Markets and Livelihoods. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited; 2011. 345 pages, ISBN 978-1-4094-2531-1 (hardb...

    Authors: Caroline Upton

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:27

    Content type: Book review

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  13. The mobile pastoral system in the far north region of Cameroon is an excellent example of the paradox of pastoral land tenure, in that pastoralists need secure access to pasture and water, but also flexibility...

    Authors: Mark Moritz, Bebisse Larisa Catherine, Albert K Drent, Saïdou Kari, Arabi Mouhaman and Paul Scholte

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:26

    Content type: Review

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  14. The pastoral resources in eastern Sudan are changing under the combined impact of increasing anthropogenic activities such as clearance of natural vegetation and the effect of state policies that favour crop f...

    Authors: Hussein M Sulieman and Abdel Ghaffar M Ahmed

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. Camel hides are important sources of foreign exchange earnings for Kenya and other African countries. However, it has been observed that the full potential of camel hides has not been realized nor exploited in...

    Authors: Anastasia W Kagunyu, Francis Matiri and Ellias Ngari

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:25

    Content type: Short report

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  16. This study estimated heifer losses and associated determinants in peri-urban camel herds characterized by market orientation and domination of lactating camels grazing closer to urban market outlets for milk. ...

    Authors: Mumina G Shibia, George Owuor and Bockline O Bebe

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. Timely information on the availability of water and forage is important for the sustainable development of pastoral regions. The lack of such information increases the dependence of pastoral communities on per...

    Authors: Gabriel B Senay, Naga Manohar Velpuri, Henok Alemu, Shahriar Md Pervez, Kwabena O Asante, Gatarwa Kariuki, Asefa Taa and Jay Angerer

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. Nomadic pastoralism has thrived in Asia’s rangelands for several millennia by tracking seasonal changes in forage productivity and coping with a harsh climate. This pastoralist lifestyle, however, has come und...

    Authors: Navinder J Singh, Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Nicolas Lecomte, Joseph L Fox and Nigel G Yoccoz

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  19. Catley, A, Lind J, and Scoones I, eds. 2013. Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins. London: Routledge and Earthscan. Pp. 295. ISBN-13: 978-0-415-54071-1 (hardcover), ISBN-13: 978...

    Authors: Mark Moritz

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:19

    Content type: Book review

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  20. Despite their importance to rural livelihoods, the economic and environmental sustainability of contemporary communal pastoral systems of the Kalahari is increasingly being put under scrutiny. Using data colle...

    Authors: Diphetogo Mosalagae and Kabo Mogotsi

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. In northern Kenya, there have been limited discussions on the impacts of the 1960 to 1968 insurgency wars and subsequent banditry on the long-term impacts of the pastoral economy. This is despite the societies...

    Authors: Zeinabu Kabale Khalif and Gufu Oba

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. This study was conducted to estimate impacts of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on producers' livelihoods in Borena zone, southern Ethiopia, using participatory appraisal methods and secondary data sources. Lives...

    Authors: Tariku Jibat, Berhanu Admassu, Tesfaye Rufael, Maximilian PO Baumann and Carsten J Pötzsch

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. This paper presents research findings on the contemporary practices and socio-cultural traditions of transhumant agro-pastoralism (TAP) in Bhutan. Despite the widespread practice of TAP in Bhutan, there has be...

    Authors: Kuenga Namgay, Joanne Millar, Rosemary Black and Tashi Samdup

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:13

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  24. The nomadic pastoralist system in Baft district in Kerman province is well known in Iran for producing cashmere from Raeini goats. However, there is little information on the production system. Interviews were...

    Authors: Hamid R Ansari-Renani, Barbara Rischkowsky, Joaquin P Mueller, Seyed M Seyed Momen and Sepehr Moradi

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  25. While the goal of African pastoralists is health and longevity of herd and household, some of their management strategies appear to counter this long-term goal. Pastoralists in the far north region of Cameroon...

    Authors: Jessica M Healy Profitós, Mark Moritz and Rebecca B Garabed

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:8

    Content type: Research

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  26. The nomadism/pastoralism debate has always been closely connected to discourses about modernization theories whenever development issues were at stake. While the mainstream debates have changed since stage mod...

    Authors: Hermann Kreutzmann

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:7

    Content type: Research

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  27. The relationship between humans and wolves is often associated with conflicts strongly linked with livestock breeding activities. However, as conflicts are often more intense than expected considering the magn...

    Authors: Nicolas Lescureux and D John C Linnell

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2013 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  28. In Sudano-Sahelian Africa, Fulani pastoralists who settled down massively in less densely populated zones during the 1970s and 1980s have recently increased the mobility of their herds in response to an extens...

    Authors: Aime-Landry Dongmo, Eric Vall, Mohamadoun Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dugue, Aboubakar Njoya and Jean Lossouarn

    Citation: Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012 2:26

    Content type: Research

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