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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

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