Pastoral Development Network Papers

Research reports and studies

The Pastoral Development Network represents a world-wide network of researchers, administrators and extension personnel interested in the issues of pastoralism and rangelands. Between 1976 and 1996 the PDN was managed by ODI and published regular mailings including newsletters and a wide ranging series of papers on pastoralism and related issues. There were also a number of other related publications.

The Crisis of Sahelian Pastoralism: Ecological or Economic?

Research reports and studies | January 1996 | Pierre Hiernaux

This paper discusses the impact of the pastoral economy on the Sahelian ecosystem. It presents data from rangeland monitoring started in 1984 in the Gourma and the results of experiments aimed at quantifying some of the processes by which livestock affect...