The rangelands of the Sahel.

  title={The rangelands of the Sahel.},
  author={Henry No{\"e}l Le Hou{\'e}rou},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
  • H. L. Houérou
  • Published 15 September 2006
  • Geography
  • Journal of Range Management
This article is an attempt to review and synthesize the present state of knowledge on the Sahel rangelands in a concise way. Ecological conditions, land use practices, livestock numbers, and livestock production systems are briefly analysed. Range types, dynamics, production, development strategy, and outlook are also reviewed. The conclusion that emerges is that the Sahel should be kept as breeding ground and included in a livestock production stratification strategy which should also involve… 

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