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.
In Nigeria, an unusual situation prevails; the arid zones and the coastal forest are heavily populated, but the Middle Belt, or Sub- humid Zone (SHZ), has been sparsely inhabited certainly since 1900.
This paper describes the pastoral situation in Erzurum Province, north-eastern Anatolia, Turkey, and gives an account of some of the existing range management practices.
This paper describes research that established the need for a pastoral credit system among WoDaaBe herders in central Niger, carried out between 1980 and 1982 as part of the Niger Range and Livestock (NRL) Project.
Development among nomadic herders in dry West Africa has been an unsuccessful undertaking. Many governments and bilateral and multilateral agencies have failed to improve things, or have made them worse.