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Roots in the African dust : sustaining the sub-Saharan drylands

Author: Michael Mortimore
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revisionist study of dryland Africa which synthesises much of the best work of past years.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mortimore
ISBN: 0521451736 9780521451734 0521457858 9780521457859
OCLC Number: 37820043
Description: xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Global perspectives on Africa's drylands --
3. A smallholder's perspective --
4. Risk in the rangelands --
5. Risk for the farmer --
6. Risk for the household --
7. Degradation --
8. Intensification --
9. Conservation --
10. Systems in transition.
Responsibility: Michael Mortimore.
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'... admirably demonstrates how both herders and farmers recognise and act upon environmental variability in their short and long-term decision making.' Cambridge Anthropology

 
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