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Cover for Rangeland ecology.

Rangelands research in arid and semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa has been reinvigorated by renewed government and donor interest in pastoral livelihoods. The challenges facing productive rangelands remain competition over resources, which has been exacerbated by armed conflict; overuse of some...

Author(s)
Ericksen, P.; Hiernaux, P.; Ayantunde, A.; Thornton, P. K.; Sircely, J.; Robinson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The impact of CGIAR centre research on use of planted forages by tropical smallholders.

This chapter provides information on the common problems faced by livestock farmers in Africa and Asia, such as insufficient availability of high-quality feed, declines in grazing resources in response to the expansion of cultivated land and poor control over grazing rights, among others. The...

Author(s)
Duncan, A. J.; Peters, M.; Schultze-Kraft, R.; Thornton, P. K.; Teufel, N.; Hanson, J.; McIntire, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ruminant livestock and climate change in the tropics.

This chapter describes the livestock production systems and resource use (land, water quantity and quality, air and ecosystem services), climate change impacts on ruminant livestock, adaptation of livestock systems to climate change, knowledge gaps on adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gas...

Author(s)
Ericksen, P.; Thornton, P. K.; Nelson, G. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Scoping climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in East Africa - a multi-dimensional, multi-scenario impact assessment.

This chapter assesses the characteristics of current and future agricultural systems, land use, agricultural output, output price, cost of production, and farm and household size in response to climate change. This analysis also compared both current and projected future climate (2030), with and...

Author(s)
Claessens, L.; Antle, J. M.; Stoorvogel, J. J.; Valdivia, R. O.; Thornton, P. K.; Herrero, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
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Cover for Livestock disease control and the changing landscapes of South-west Ethiopia.

This paper examines how controlling livestock trypanosomiasis, transmitted by tsetse-fly (Glossina spp.), affects the rate and location of agricultural expansion in Ghibe Valley, Ethiopia. Control of the disease will reduce animal mortality, increase productivity per animal and cause livestock...

Author(s)
Reid, R. S.; Thornton, P. K.; Kruska, R. L.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spatial modeling of risk in natural resource management.

Making decisions in natural resource management involves an understanding of the risk and uncertainty of the outcomes, such as crop failure or cattle starvation, and of the normal spread of the expected production. Hedging against poor outcomes often means lack of investment and slow adoption of...

Author(s)
Jones, P. G.; Thornton, P. K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
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