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.
Carrying Capacity, Rangeland Degradation and Livestock Development for the Communal Rangelands of Botswana
The role of science in providing evidence and proof, conflicting theories of degradation, differences between definitions of degradation, assumptions about thresholds of degradation, and over the estimation of the impacts of stocking policy.
Livestock Economy and Ecology in El Kala, Algeria: Evaluating Ecological and Economic Costs and Benefits in Pastoralist Systems
This paper draws attention to some of the problems that arise in understanding the cost and benefit flows in pastoralist systems.
The changes which are taking place in the semi-nomadic bedouin flocks' feeding and migration patterns, and the historical reasons for these changes, will be the topic of this paper.
From Subsistence to Specialised Commodity Production: Commercialisation and Pastoral Dairying in Africa
In this review we explore how pastoral dairying has changed as a consequence of commercialisation, defined as the total or partial shift in production goals from meeting subsistence needs to producing for the market.