Livestock production in central Mali: Attempts to produce raw materials of animal origin for the French textile industry during the colonial period
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Wilson, R.T. 1981. Livestock production in central Mali: Attempts to produce raw materials of animal origin for the French textile industry during the colonial period. Textile History 12: 104-117.
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Outlines past attempts to develop a base of raw materials for the textile industry from indigenous animals in Mali. Describes notable efforts to upgrade local Macina sheep for increased wool production by selection or cross-breeding with Merinos, increasing goat wool production by crossing imported Angora goats with locals and increasing pelt production by crossing the local long-haired Black Moor sheep with Karakul (Bokhara) sheep. Causes of the failure discussed.
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