Traditional Livestock Breeds: Geographical Distribution and Dynamics in Relations to the Ecology of West Africa

Working and discussion papers
September 1999
Roger Blench

This working paper summarises the evidence from the Nigerian National Livestock Resource Survey for the principal livestock species and breeds, and then uses this to analyse the evidence for changing patterns of distribution, to suggest a variety of contributory factors responsible and to draw out the policy implications. A final section considers related evidence for the distribution of camels, donkeys and chickens and the policy implications that can be drawn from these findings.

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