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Cover for Climate change impacts and sustainability: ecosystems of Tanzania.

This book presents the current state of research at the University of Dar es Salaam linking climate change and ecosystems' integrity in the tropics with particular focus on Tanzania. The focus of the book is on the implications of climate change on various aspects of economic endeavour - from...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book
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Cover for A comparative cost-benefit analysis of mobile and sedentary pastoral production systems in selected villages in Northern Tanzania.

Despite a growing body of evidence that highlights the economic, social and environmental benefits of mobile pastoralism, few governments are ready to tolerate mobility and many policy makers promote knowingly or inadvertently the policies of sedentarization. This production system seems not to be...

Author(s)
Yamat, L. E.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Locally based responses to impacts of climate change in pastoral landscapes of Northern Tanzania.

The impacts of climate change and variability have manifested themselves throughout the world, but considerable temporal and spatial variations exist across various places and countries. Given the variation in vulnerability, this study was undertaken in pastoral landscapes in northern Tanzania to...

Author(s)
Mabhuye, E. B.; Yanda, P. Z.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Games without frontiers: development, crisis and conflict in the African agro-pastoral belt.

Offering an in-depth analysis of two significant cases from the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, this chapter sheds light on the main factors that influence pastoral conditions, strategies and behaviours, and further the structural crisis of their world. The chapter first describes its analytical and...

Author(s)
Nori, M.; Baldaro, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Border change and conflict in Central Asia: the case of agro-pastoral communities in cross-border areas of the Ferghana Valley.

This chapter examines conflicts over water and pastures between agro-pastoral communities in the Ferghana Valley, which lies along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border. The chapter provides insight into the transformative environment of the border regimes and natural resource management, since the time of...

Author(s)
Murzakulova, A.; Mestre, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 'There is dignity only with livestock': land grabbing and the changing social practices of pastoralist women in Gujarat, India.

This chapter explores how land grabbing hinders the mobility of pastoralist communities in Gujarat in India and how the restricted mobility affects their livelihood, personal well-being and gender relations. The chapter identifies ways in which the loss of access to land, and correspondingly the...

Author(s)
Duncan, J.; Agarwal, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transdisciplinary research and One Health.

This chapter illustrates the complementarity of transdisciplinary research and the One Health approach, citing as an example a long-term iterative process in Chad to improve the health of pastoralists and their livestock.

Author(s)
Schelling, E.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pastoralism and Kalahari rangeland soils.

This chapter presents field-based evidence of the changes in soil properties resulting from grazing-related disturbance and shrub encroachment in the south-west Kalahari. The objectives were: (i) to determine the impact of different grazing intensities on soil CO2 efflux, soil organic carbon (SOC)...

Author(s)
Thomas, A. D.; Elliott, D. R.; Griffith, T. N. L.; Mairs, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock-keeping systems and poverty.

This chapter discusses: (i) livestock-keeping systems relevant to the poor; (ii) the role of livestock as part of integrated agricultural systems and households' strategy of risk minimization and diversification; (iii) the link between livestock and the most vulnerable groups, including women; (iv) ...

Author(s)
Hooft, K. E. van't; Wollen, T. S.; Bhandari, B. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938277)
Type
Book chapter

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