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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
    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 1986

    Shows mixed species stocking in Northern tropical Africa w., particularly emphasis on the African traditional animal production systems; w. data on reproduction, growth and viability for five species in the region; herd & flock structures for dif. species; and the use of livestock to increase the human food supply.

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

    Compilation of proceedings of the 2nd ILCA/NAPRI symposium on livestock production in subhumid Nigeria discussing the ecology, vegetation & land use & development potential of the zone; traditional cattle & small ruminant production practices; research updates in livestock systems research, animal nutrition & feed production; extension & adoption of innovations; and future research.

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

    Outlines the principles and practices of fodder-bank establishment and management in the sub-humid zones of West Africa. Summarises data that indicate the benefit of fodder banks to subsequent crops.

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

    Reports findings of baseline studies as size of cultivated area, cropping patterns, management in relation to fallowing and labour & other inputs, yields and constraints to increasing grain & forage production among traditional crop farmers and Fulani agropastoralists at Abet & Kurmin Biri, both in subhumid Nigeria.

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

    Reports findings from a study of spheres of influence of men & women, esp. as they affect the dairy subsector, in Fulani agropastoral households in Nigeria; with particular reference to decision making & control over herd management; milking; allocation & utilisation of milk; milk processing & marketing; household income from milk sale; womens' household expenditure and investment in agropastoral production. Analyses implications of these for development of dairy production.

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