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    Shifting livelihood strategies in northern Nigeria - extensified production and livelihood diversification amongst Fulani pastoralists

    This paper presents an in-depth investigation of the livelihood strategies of Fulani pastoralists in north central Nigeria. Results show a diversified crop-livestock system aimed at spreading risk and reducing...

    Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Charles Dongkum, Tok Langs, Alexandra P. M. Shaw and Susan C. Welburn

    Pastoralism 2017 7:19

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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    Herd growth parameters and constraints of camel rearing in Northeastern Nigeria

    The one-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, is an important pack and ride, dairy and meat animal in semi-arid northeastern Nigeria. This study was carried out to document reproductive information for scientists an...

    A. Z. Jaji, N. Elelu, M. B. Mahre, K. Jaji, L. I. Ghali Mohammed, M. Audu Likita, E. S. Kigir, K. T. Onwuama and A. S. Saidu

    Pastoralism 2017 7:16

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    Applying the concept of resilience to pastoralist household data

    This article explores the concept of resilience as outlined in a recent World Bank publication that applies the concept to rangeland areas in Africa. The paper does not attempt to speak to all of the dimension...

    John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little

    Pastoralism 2017 7:14

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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    The effects of adaptation to climate change on income of households in rural Ethiopia

    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...

    Melaku Berhe, Dana Hoag, Girmay Tesfay, Tewodros Tadesse, Shunji Oniki, Masaru Kagatsume and Catherine M. H. Keske

    Pastoralism 2017 7:12

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Camel forage variety in the Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

    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...

    Jenipher Biira Salamula, Anthony Egeru, Daniel Knox Aleper and Justine Jumba Namaalwa

    Pastoralism 2017 7:8

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Impacts of Prosopis juliflora invasion on livelihoods of pastoral and agro-pastoral households of Dire Dawa Administration, Ethiopia

    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 ...

    Negussie Zeray, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji Mohamed and Mengistu Ketema Aredo

    Pastoralism 2017 7:7

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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    Quality of veterinary pharmaceuticals and their use by pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon

    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...

    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

    Pastoralism 2017 7:6

    Published on: 22 March 2017

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    Decline of Jakar sheep population in pastoral communities of Bhutan: A consequence of diminishing utility, alternate income opportunities and increasing challenges

    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...

    Jigme Dorji, Sonam Tamang and Tashi Yangzome Dorji

    Pastoralism 2017 7:4

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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