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Living with Uncertainty

Edited By Ian Scoones
ISBN: 9781853392351
This book examines the management of policy implications for pastoral development in dryland areas. 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.

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  • Synopsis
    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.
  • Table of Contents
    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
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    Editor Ian Scoones
    Number of Pages 224
    Format Paperback / softback