Impact of watering point on range-land potential in Ethiopia

Study in Southern Afar Region
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • erschienen am 28. Januar 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-613-4-91142-9 (ISBN)
The Afar communities of Ethiopia depend primarily on feed resources available on the range lands, which was once deemed to have an excess feed predominantly from open grasslands. The production system was to the advantage of the communities for years in the past. But, at times was disrupted by interventions apart to overlooking of traditional rules and regulations, causing shrinkage in alternative grazing areas. This move persuaded the communities settle in one part of the grazing area around a watering point.Gradually, the vegetation cover started to decline even to the extent of the execution of species that were most favored by the communities.Hence, this book discusses the study objectives,methodology and the clear impact of watering point on grazing pressure which periodically was a factor for deterioration of range land resource potential.At this point in time,as an author of the book I would like to point out that this book has a versatile advantage for policy makers,development practitioners, universities, students and institutions at global level that are dumping their finance at large to improve pastoral livelihood are worth-mentioning also for which the book was written
  • Englisch
  • Höhe: 220 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 15 mm
  • 398 gr
978-613-4-91142-9 (9786134911429)
6134911429 (6134911429)
Kidane Geberemeskel (PhD) is engaged in Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research for the last 30 years as a Senior Researcher. His PhD is in Range Science in Stellenbosch University (Western Cape) in South Africa. His experience as a researcher, director and focal person of the pastoral areas of the country is rich, dated from his graduation.

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