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Living with Uncertainty : New directions in pastoral development in Africa - Ian Scoones

Living with Uncertainty

New directions in pastoral development in Africa

By: Ian Scoones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1994
ISBN: 9781853392351
Number Of Pages: 210

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The last few years have seen a major rethinking of some of the hallowed assumptions of range ecology and range management practice. This book examines the management of policy implications of this new ecological thinking for pastoral development in dryland areas. With examples drawn from all over Africa, the contributors examine the consequences of living with uncertainty for pastoral development planning, range and fodder management, drought responses, livestock marketing, resource tenure, institutional development and pastoral administration.

Contributors vi Preface ix Acknowledgements xiii 1 New directions in pastoral development in Africa 1 IAN SCOONES 2 Climate variability and complex ecosystem dynamics: implications for pastoral development 37 JIM ELLIS 3 New directions in range management planning in Africa 47 GREGORY PERRIER 4 Forage alternatives from range and field: pastoral forage management and improvement in the African drylands 58 WOLFGANG BAYER and ANN WATERS-BAYER 5 Livestock marketing in pastoral Africa: policies to increase competitiveness, efficiency and flexibility 79 JOHN S. HOLTZMAN and NICOLAS P. KULIBABA 6 Tracking through drought: options for destocking and restocking 95 CAMILLA TOULMIN 7 New directions in rangeland and resource tenure and policy 116 CHARLES LANE and RICHARD MOOREHEAD 8 Pastoral organizations for uncertain environments 134 DJEIDI SYLLA 9 Dynamic ecological systems and the administration of pastoral development 153 JEREMY SWIFT 10 Improving the efficiency of opportunism: new directions for pastoral development 174 STEPHEN SANDFORD References 183 Index 207

ISBN: 9781853392351
ISBN-10: 1853392359
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36