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  • Grasslands of the World

    Grasslands of the World

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each main type. Grazing resources are more than simply edible herbage: many other factors have to

  • From colonisation to consultation: Regulating use of a pastoral zone in Samorogouan, Burkina Faso

    From colonisation to consultation: Regulating use of a pastoral zone in Samorogouan, Burkina Faso

    Are natural resources in the Sahel under threat? There is widespread concern that current management practices, conflict and competition jeopardise the future of natural resources. But this case study shows how growing awareness of pressure on grazing and farming land and how increasing conflicts between different user groups drove local actors to take steps to regulate access and use of these resources.

  • Transhumant grazing systems in temperate Asia (En)

    Transhumant grazing systems in temperate Asia (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book brings together studies by national scientists on traditional transhumant grazing systems, emphasizing grazing management and overall land use. Focus is on two zones in temperate Asia: the Himalaya-Hindu Kush and the colder areas of China, Mongolia and parts of Central Asia. Under prevailing conditions, mobile herding is the only sustainable way the population can make best use

  • Equids : zebras, asses and horses : status survey and conservation action plan

    Equids : zebras, asses and horses : status survey and conservation action plan

    Once one of the most abundant grazing animals, now only seven species remain. Equids persist in some of the harshest climates and terrains in the world, habitats which are also home to many human populations. Conservation will depend on local nomadic pastoralists participating in, and benefiting from, the conservation management of their areas. Included are summaries of the conservation status, biology and ecology of wild zebras, asses, and ...

  • Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Grassland resource assessment for pastoral systems (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThis publication deals with the study of extensive grazing lands and forage production systems and the assessment of grassland conditions and productivity. Although a complex subject, it is a very necessary one for the correct management of grazing lands and the design and execution of projects to improve sustainable extensive livestock production and enhance the living standards of trad

  • Securing Land for Herders in Niger

    Securing Land for Herders in Niger

    Pastoralists in Niger are mobilising in an attempt to affirm their rights to home grazing territories. Their associations will be involved in consultations about the draft Pastoral Code, which should be written over the next three years, and it is their hope that this opportunity to re-examine weak or contradictory points in the legislation will improve the status of grazing lands. This paper describes the strategies used by pastoralists over ...

  • Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    Is Soil Fertility Declining? Perspectives on Environmental Change in Southern Ethiopia

    The Office of Niger (ON) in Mali is one of the largest irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa and has provided a much improved source of income for rice farmers. Production in the ON has recently diversified, and farmers have started supplementing their income by growing vegetables on the rice fields in the dry season. The scheme is currently being expanded, which should improve rural people’s livelihoods. However, this could have negative ...