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 introduction of domestic livestock to the Kalahari has been accompanied by significant changes in the rangeland ecology, reflected most obviously in a shift from herbaceous to woody plant species.
Conservation, Reclamation and Grazing in the Northern Negev: Contradictory or Complementary Concepts?
It is the intention of this paper to explore the relationships between these concepts under the conditions of Middle Eastern semi-arid ecosystems.
This is an important and timely paper. Bourn and Wint provide highly generalisable, empirical evidence that the concentrations of livestock across the Sahel and the adjacent agro-ecological zones are closely related to cropping intensity and population density...
The following article concentrates on those aspects of pastoral extension which are amenable to reform.
To illustrate the importance of grain storage amongst some pastoralist groups examples from the Borana in Ethiopia and the FulBe in Nigeria are outlined.