Too Many People and Too Few Livestock in West Africa ? An Evaluation of Sandford ' s Thesis

  title={Too Many People and Too Few Livestock in West Africa ? An Evaluation of Sandford ' s Thesis},
  author={Mark Moritz and Britney Kyle and Kevin C. Nolan and Steve M. Patrick and M. Shaffer and Gayatri Thampy},
We examine whether Stephen Sandford’s (2006b) ‘too many people, too few livestock’ thesis for the Greater Horn of Africa applies to West Africa. In a comparative study of seven pastoral systems across West Africa we found that pastoralists have generally successfully adapted to pressures on grazing resources. We describe three adaptive strategies: 1) integration and intensification in the Sudanian zone; 2) movement to the Sub-Humid zone; and 3) extensification in the Sahelian zone. We end by… CONTINUE READING

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