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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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

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

  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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

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

  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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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