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This booklet is the fabricated from a six-year multi-disciplinary collaborative learn application in sustainable agriculture and usual source administration. It describes the transition of the conflict-ridden agricultural and pastoral structures of arid and semi-arid areas of West Africa to extra intensified agricultural and animal husbandry platforms. The learn investigates technological suggestions and choice instruments and explores a replicable technique for construction social capital inside a rural group within the Inland Delta of the Niger River. The chapters recount the efforts of researchers and improvement brokers to spot new techniques for sustainable improvement and the stories of the neighborhood inhabitants looking a pathway from poverty and foodstuff lack of confidence to a fit economic system and surroundings.

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Society for Rangeland Management, Denver, Colorado, pp. 536–537. Sunzini, P. (1992) Limites et potentialités pour un développement soutenable dans la zone agro-sylvo-pastoral au Sahel. In: La zone Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral au Sahel: Limites et Potentialités de développement contre la Désertification. Actes de la Conference de Assissi. Comité Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sechéresse au Sahel, pp. 51–62. Toulmin, C. (1983) Herders and Farmers or Farmer–Herders and Herder–Farmers (Agricultural Adminstration Unit, Pastoral Network Paper 15d).

In fact, what is typically considered the region’s land tenure framework is no more than a spatial mosaic of productive activities, a physical manifestation of the social organization, or ‘logiques sociales du territoire’ (Mathieu, 1996). This mosaic is rarely linked to modern land tenure status. In order to secure their livelihoods, the majority of actors completely ignore all legal documentation, thereby causing frequent renewed legal challenges, despite the administration’s efforts to settle these disputes.

Overseas Development Institute. html (accessed 1 May 2004) Blundo, G. (1996) Gérer les conflits au Sénégal: le rôle de l’administration locale dans le sudest du bassin arachidier. , Laurent, P. and Willame, J. (eds) Démocratie, enjeux fonciers et pratiques locales en Afrique. Cahiers Africain 23–24, Institut africain/L’Harmattan, Paris, pp. 101–119. Brown, M. (1993) Non-governmental organizations and natural resources management in Africa’s pastoral sector: Where to go from here? United States Agency of International Development, The PVONGO/NRMS Project, Washington, DC, pp.

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