Herders’ perceptions on ruminant livestock breeds and breeding management in Southwestern Niger

Ayantunde, A A and Kango, M and Hiernaux, P and Udo, H M J and Tabo, R (2007) Herders’ perceptions on ruminant livestock breeds and breeding management in Southwestern Niger. Human Ecology, 35 (1). pp. 139-149. ISSN 0300-7839

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Abstract

This study documents indigenous knowledge of breeds of cattle, sheep and goats in southwestern Niger, and includes both pastoralists and agropastoralists. Our study included sheep and goats in view of the increasing importance of small ruminants in livestock production systems in the Sahel since the drought of the 1970s and 1980s. This study was carried out under the Desert Margins Program (DMP) project on arresting land degradation and the conservation of biodiversity in desert margins of sub-Saharan Africa, partly funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous knowledge; ruminant; pastoralist; semi-arid; zebu
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 10:53
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 05:25
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6460
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-006-9049-6
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