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Agro-Silvo-Pastoral Land Use in Sahelian Villages

Ed.: Leo Stroosnijder; Teunis van Rheenen

2001. 408 pages, 60 figures, 153 tables, 2 maps, Catena ISBN 978-3-923381-45-6, US-ISBN 1-59326-241-8, 17x24cm, 1040 g
Language: English

(Advances in Geoecology, Volume 33)

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Land usevegetation woodSahelsoil

Contents

Synopsis top ↑

The aim of this book is to summarise and synthesise data and observations obtained during seven years (1992-1998) of research on agro-silvo-pastoral land use in Sahelian villages. A state of the art understanding, and newly developed concepts concerning the actors, natural resources and land use involved, is presented together with the collected information that led to these concepts. The procedure followed to integrate this knowledge is subsequently explained. This approach was then used to derive an answer to the interdisciplinary research question that was the starting point of our research, namely: Under which economic and social conditions are Sahelian villages able and willing to improve the productivity of their natural resources and subsequently use and manage them sustainably?
This book is of interest to a wide readership, African specialists and others. Social scientists will learn much about the perception of land use in Sahelian villages. Soil and water experts and ecologists will be interested in the dynamics of Sahelian natural resources. Economists and policy-makers will find viable development paths to improve food security. Finally, it will appeal to those interested in well-documented studies ranging from disciplinary knowledge into interdisciplinary understanding.

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Prologue
Introduction
Chapter 1
1
TjeerdJan Stomph, Nico de Ridder, Tennis van Rheenen and Leo Stroosnijder
Sahelian Village Land Use in a Systems Perspective 3
Chapter 2 Dynamics of Actors in Sahelian Villages 13
2.1 Introduction 14
2.2 Abdoulaye Mando, Teunis van Rheenen, Leo Stroosnijder and Rose Nikiema
Village Land Use in Burkina Faso: ‘Gestion Terroir’ 17
2.3 Jan de Graaff, Rose Nikiema, Grégoire Tapsoba and Suzanne Nederlof
Socio-economic Land Use Analysis in Sahelian Villages 23
2.4 Suzanne Nederlof, Gerard Verschoor, Jan de Graajf and Teunis van
Rheenen
Actor Groups in Sahelian Villages According to a Participatory
Classification. 51
2.5 Nico de Ridder, Jan de Graaff , Leo Stroosnijder, Maja Slingerland,
TjeerdJan Stomph and Paul Kiepe
Major Production Activities, Labour Needs and Prices in Sahelian Villages 73
2.6 Jan de Graaff, Mark Breusers and Teunis van Rheenen
Reflections on Dynamics of Actors in Sahelian Villages 83
Chapter 3 Natural Resources Dynamics in Sahelian Villages 97
3.1 Introduction 98
3.2 Michel Mulders, Johan Leenaars and Adama Belemviré
Soil Resources in Sahelian Villages 101
3.3 Paul Kiepe, Abdoulaye Mando, Wim Spaan and Willem Hoogmoed
Dynamics of Soil Resources in Sahelian Villages 131
3.4 David Niemeijer and Valentina Mazzucato
Productivity of Soil Resources in Sahelian Villages 145
3.5 Willem Hoogmoed, Leo Stroosnijder and Philippe Yanogo
Water Resources in Sahelian Villages 157
3.6 Maja Slingerland and André Kiema
Vegetation Resources in Sahelian Villages 179
3.7 Leo Stroosnijder and Teunis van Rheenen
Reflections on Natural Resources Dynamics in Sahelian Villages 193
Chapter 4 Interventions by Land Users in Sahelian Villages 199
4.1 Introduction 200
4.2 Nico de Ridder, Leo Stroosnijder and TjeerdJan Stomph
Crop Production in Sahelian Villages 203
4.3 Leo Stroosnijder, Nico de Ridder and Paul Kiepe
Nutrient Balances in Sahelian Villages 213
4.4 Paul Kiepe, Nico de Ridder, Leo Stroosnijder, Jan de Graajf, Maja Slingerland and Fidèle Hien
Soil and Water Conservation in Sahelian Villages 237
4.5 Maja Slingerland and Moumini Savadogo
Rangeland Production in Sahelian Villages 255
4.6 Maja Slingerland and Moumini Savadogo
Livestock Production in Sahelian Villages 267
4.7 Maja Slingerland and Freerk Wiersum
Wood Production in Sahelian Villages 275
4.8 Max Rietkerk and Pieter Keiner
Effect of Grazing on Vegetation in Sahelian Villages 287
4.9 Nico de Ridder and Maja Slingerland
Reflections on Interventions by Land Users in Sahelian Villages 297
Chapter 5 Prospects of Land Use in Sahelian Villages 303
5.1 Introduction 304
5.2 Nico de Ridder, Teunis van Rheenen, Leo Stroosnijder and Jan
Willem Nibbering
Placing Sahelian Village Land Use in a Linear Context 309
5.3 Teunis van Rheenen, Nico de Ridder, Jan Willem Nibbering, Leo
Stroosnijder and Jan de Graaff
Land Use Prospects in Sahelian Villages Using Traditional
Production Practices 327
5.4 Leo Stroosnijder, Teunis van Rheenen, Abdoulaye Mando and Mamadou Zerbo Land Use Prospects in Sahelian Villages Using Improved
Production Practices 341
5.5 Teunis van Rheenen, Leo Stroosnijder, Nico de Ridder, Abdoulaye
Mando and Paul Kiepe
Land Use Prospects in the Sahel Using Targeted Development Interventions 351
5.6 Jan Willem Nibbering, Suzanne Nederlof, Annemarie van Paassen,
Arianne Idzenga, Teunis van Rheenen and Leo Stroosnijder
Prospects of SHARES: Bridging the Gap 365
5.7 Teunis van Rheenen, Nico de Ridder, Jan Willem Nibbering and Leo
Stroosnijder
Reflections on Prospects of Land Use in Sahelian Villages 379
Leo Stroosnijder and Teunis van Rheenen
Epilogue 385
Definitions of Sahelian Land Use 391
Variables, Coefficients and Indices used in the SHARES Land Use
Analysis Approach 395
About the Authors 398