Living with uncertainty
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CTA. 1995. Living with uncertainty. Spore 57. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Living with uncertainty: new directions in pastoral development in Africa edited by Ian Scoones 1995 210pp ISBN 1 85339 235 9 IT Publications Ltd, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK
Many of the core assumptions that provided the basis for range management and pastoral development in dryland Africa have been challenged in recent years. Such terms es 'vegetation succession', 'carrying capacity' and 'land degradation' have come under critical scrutiny particularly for the dry range-lands which are dominated by highly variable rainfall and episodic, chance events such as drought. Living with uncertainty examines the management and policy implications of this new ecological thinking for pastoral development in dryland areas. With examples drawn from all over Africa the book examines the consequences of living with uncertainty for pastoral development planning, range and fodder management, drought response, livestock marketing, resource tenure institutional development and pastoral administration. By offering new directions for field development workers, researchers and policy planners the book illustrates, in practical terms, a future for pastoral development in dryland Africa that recognizes both the importance of pastoral livelihoods and the significance of environmental variability. Living with uncertainty: new directions in pastoral development in Africa edited by Ian Scoones 1995 210pp ISBN 1 85339 235 9 IT Publications Ltd, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK