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Title Conflict, social capital, and managing natural resources : a West African case study / edited by Keith M. Moore
Published Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents Conflict and agropastoral development in the Sahel / Keith M. Moore [and others] -- The lifescape : production systems and social institutions / Salmana Cissé, Keith M. Moore, and Charlene Brewster -- Landscape and soil characteristics of Madiama Commune / Oumarou Badini and Lassana Dioni -- Investigation into the movements of cattle, sheep, and goat herds through the Commune of Madiama / Adama Ballo and Abdoul Karim Ouattara -- Land use changes in Madiama Commune / Randolph H. Wynne [and others] -- Participatory landscape, lifescape appraisal / Julia Earl and Amadou Kodio -- Building social infrastructure for sustainable development / Keith M. Moore, Salmana Cissé, and Abdoulaye Touré -- Conflict management training / Jeff Goebel, Catherine Ampagoomian, and Abdoulaye Touré -- Holistic management applied to SANRM research and development in Madiama / Sam Bingham -- Farmers' knowledge and perceptions of soil fertility / Todd Crane and Boureima Traoré -- Biophysical assessment of alternative soil fertility technologies through modeling / Oumarou Badini, Boureima Traoré, and Mohamed Sidi Mohamed Touré -- An economic evaluation of alternative soil management technologies / Peter Wyeth [and others] -- Economic linkages among occupational groups in the Commune of Madiama / Charlene Brewster [and others] -- Dry season feed supplements : the potential role of Cassia tora / Meriem El Hadj [and others] -- Controlled grazing : botanical response and animal performance / Ozzie abaye [and others] -- Social capital and improved NRM / Keith M. Moore and Salmana Cissé -- What we have learned / Keith M. Moore, Charlene Brewster, and Michael Bertelsen
Summary This book is the product of a six-year multi-disciplinary collaborative research program in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. It describes the transition of the conflict-ridden agricultural and pastoral systems of arid and semi-arid regions of West Africa to more intensified agricultural and animal husbandry systems. The research investigates technological options and decision tools and explores a replicable methodology for building social capital within a rural community in the Inland Delta of the Niger River. The chapters recount the efforts of researchers and development agents to identify new approaches for sustainable development and the experiences of the local population seeking a pathway from poverty and food insecurity to a healthy economy and environment
Notes "Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM), Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conflict management -- Africa, West.
Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, West.
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Africa, West.
Land tenure -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, West.
Natural resources -- Africa, West -- Management.
Soil conservation -- Africa, West.
Sustainable agriculture -- Africa, West.
Sustainable development -- Africa, West.
Form Electronic book
Author Moore, Keith M., 1952-
LC no. 2004012409
ISBN 0851990711 (electronic bk.)
9780851990712 (electronic bk.)