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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2015

    Understanding the perception of environmental resources by the users is an important element in planning its sustainable use and management. Pastoralist communities manage their vast grazing territories and exploit resource variability through strategic mobility. However, the knowledge on which pastoralists’ resource management is based and their perception of the grazing areas has received limited attention.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    March, 2016

    Kyrgyz pastureland make up the majority of land mass in the country and are an important resource for most rural people, providing good opportunities for economic growth and poverty reduction. Kyrgyz pastureland reforms devolved management of pastures to local level pasture committees. This case study looks at promising practices and lessons learned from an intervention related to those reforms, that seeking to both promote community management of pasturelands and also promote the interests of women within those communities.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2013

    Protection of pastoralist land resources has taken on a new urgency in light of the rapidly expanding global and national demand for land and land-based natural resources for large-scale commercial agricultural production, conservation initiatives, and mining. These activities threaten pastoralist land use systems.

  4. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    February, 2015

    The purpose of these Mapping Guidelines is to support development practitioners (individuals and organizations) working in the rangelands and sub-humid grasslands of Ethiopia. Specifically, resource mapping can assist with investigating rangeland management systems, negotiating rangeland management plans, and implementing and monitoring progress in Participatory Rangeland Management (PRM). The Mapping Guidelines will provide rangeland management practitioners with a tool to help establish PRM within community, district, zone and regional rangeland management offices across Ethiopia.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1979
    Africa, Western Africa

    Research review on sheep and goat production in the humid zone of West Africa, w. respect to animal population, production parameters, reproduction, forage production, supplementary feeding based on agro - industrial byproducts, disease incidence, particularly peste petits ruminants & helminthiasis, housing, and economic aspects of small and large scale production, w. proposals for further research.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Africa

    In this paper, we will explore the ways in which sustainable intensification interventions

    often overlook fundamental social dynamics in rural landscapes. We provide evidence of

    the underlying social, political and environmental contexts that affect farmers’ land-use

    decisions. While there are numerous initiatives to promote a Green Revolution for Africa,

    many tend to be dominated by technical fixes that fail to understand rural farmers’ condi


    tions or aspirations and focus narrowly on increasing productivity. These technical solu


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