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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986

    Explains to what extent effective traditional African range management systems exist/existed, and discusses the factors which influence their incidence, persistence or effectiveness - focussing principally on sub-Saharan Africa.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986
    Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

    Describes, briefly, sizes structures, general management and productivity of pastoral herds in the Kaduna Plains of Nigeria. Includes data on age at first calving, calving percentage, calving intervals, calf liveweight & mortality to 1 year, and milk yield of Bunaji cattle under this sedentary pastoral management system. Identifies nutrition as cause of this below-genetic-potential productivity.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1986

    This paper examines a process - the spontaneous enclosure of the range by livestock owners - which may rise new problems but also permit new approaches to the development of the African livestock industry. Drawing on case material from Sudan and Somalia, the opening section of the paper discusses some of the spontaneous range enclosure.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986
    Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Discusses the results of the measurement of environmental changes in grazed ecosystems with reference to correlated changes in livestock management in Kenya; includes techniques used to measure the changes, and proposed methods; presents data on a case study at a group ranch located in western Kenya which covers 50,000 ha.; ends with comparison of surveys, i.e., that of 1978 and 1981.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986
    Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

    Summarises the performance of three species of stylosanthes, viz, S. guianensis cvs Cook and Schofield, S. hamata cv. Verano and S. humilis under different production systems in Nigeria, such as in pure legume pastures, mixed pastures, with crops, in rangeland and under seed production.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986
    Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

    Describes the geology, relief, climate, major soil types, vegetation zones and land use patterns of the subhumid zone of Nigeria. Presents results of studies on natural forage productivity & composition and forage production constraints.

  7. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986

    Describes effects of feeding Bunaji cows supplements of cottonseed cake, molasses-urea or fodder bank on birth & 1-year weight of calves and their viability to 1-year, and milk yield, for both calves & humans, of cows under an agropastoral management system.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1986
    Sri Lanka, South-Eastern Asia

    The International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI) began research projects in Dewahuwa Tank and Mahaweli 11-2 during the Yala season (May-Aug.) of 1985. The research focussed initially on agricultural economics (e.g., farmers' use of agricultural inputs and returns from different crops) and on irrigation engineering (water distribution and flow rates).

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 1986
    Nigeria, Africa, Western Africa

    Presents results of studies of settlement, land use & relations w. settled farmers of Fulani agropastoralists in Abet & Kachia Grazing Reserve in Subhumid Nigeria. Discusses reasons of choice of site, pattern & right of grazing and access to land.

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