Bilingual atlas of livestock in the Lake Chad basin
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CTA. 1998. Bilingual atlas of livestock in the Lake Chad basin. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/49058
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Atlas d elevage du Bassin du Lac Tchad Livestock atlas of the Lake Chad Basin CIRAD-EMVT/CTA co-publication, 1996, 158 pp., format 40x50cm, ISBN 2-87614-248-1, 120 credit points.
Lake Chad lies at the heart of a large basin measuring some 427 300 km2. The region has suffered profound ecological change, the product of a prolonged drought that has afflicted the region over the last few decades. The lake itself has shrunk from 22 000 km2 to around 7 000 km2 over the last thirty years. Annual rainfall in the basin is very variable lending to major uncertainties in livelihood. As a consequence, the amount of fodder available can fluctuate greatly, in a region which is dominated by livestock activities. This bilingual atlas (English and French) is a useful reference tool for the development and management of natural resources in the region, and takes into account ecological risks and socio-economics. It was produced in collaboration with the LCBC (Lake Chad Basin Commission) which comprises Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Its three chapters - environment; livestock and pastoralism; economics and socio-economic aspects - cover fifteen topics in all. Summaries, tables and photographs complement the cartographic information. All in all, it is a veritable mine of data on subjects as diverse as hydro-geology, remote sensing, wildlife and agro-pastoralism. CIRAD-EMVT/CTA co-publication, 1996, 158 pp., format 40x50cm, ISBN 2-87614-248-1, 120 credit points.