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.
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.
Highlights of the Nigeria Livestock Resources Report & Cahemer production in Northern China & Fulani Settlement in the Northwest Province of Cameroon
In the final group of three articles (Notes from the Field, Paper 35d) the value of Nigerian livestock as a major national asset are estimated, China's impact on world cashmere markets is analysed as are land right conflicts in Cameroon.
Dynamic Carrying Capacity Analysis As Tool for Conceptualising and Planning Range Management Improvements, with A Case Study From India
The paper begins with a literature review of the basic theories which underpin range science. Two major approaches for determining carrying capacity (CC) are described, animal or plant oriented.
This "political economy" model of the commons is put to the test by applying it to the analysis of grazing management schemes in the Communal Lands of Zimbabwe.