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People and environment in Africa / edited by Tony Binns.

Contributor(s): Binns, Tony.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1995Description: xi, 274 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0471955302 (cloth); 0471951005 (pbk.); 9780471955306.Subject(s): Human geography -- Africa | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Africa | Rural development -- Africa | Environmental degradation -- Africa | Africa -- Environmental conditionsDDC classification: 304.2096 Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents Introduction / Tony Binns -- Sect. II. General Issues. 1. Wetlands and floodplain development in dryland Africa / W. M. Adams. 2. Policies for pastoralists: new directions for pastoral development in Africa / Ian Scoones. 3. Gender, environment and development in sub-Saharan Africa / Hazel Barrett and Angela Browne. 4. Participatory rural appraisal -- a significant step forward in understanding relationships between poor people and their environments / Steve Brace. 5. The effects of urbanization on rural environments in Africa / Hamish Main -- Sect. II. North, East and Central Africa. 6. Environmental resources: their use and management by the bedouin of the Nubian Desert of southern Egypt / John Briggs. 7. Population and environment in time perspective: the Machakos story / Michael Mortimore and Mary Tiffen. 8. Exploring people-environment relationships: the changing nature of the small-scale fishery in the Kenyan sector of Lake Victoria / Kim Geheb. 9. Institutions and natural resource management: access to and control over woodfuel in East Africa / Robin Mearns. 10. The impact of the 1991-92 drought on environment and people in Zambia / Mary Tiffen. 11. Evaluating living standards in rural Malawi: the experience of a non-government development agency / Don Harrison -- Sect. III. West Africa. 12. Desertification, drought and development in the Sahel / C. T. Agnew. 13. Livestock market data as an early warning indicator of stress in the pastoral economy / Ced Hesse. 14. Local agro-ecological management and forest-savanna transitions: the case of Kissidougou, Guinea / James Fairhead and Melissa Leach. 15. Livelihood, sustainable development and indigenous forestry in drylaird Nigeria / R. A. Cline-Cole. 16. Soil aud fertilizer use among small-scale farmers on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria / Kevin D. Phillips-Howard. 17. Adapting to environment and market: trade and nrarketing in northern Nigeria / Gina Porter. 18. Ecological diversity and its impact on rural marketing channels in the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon / Graham Hollier -- Sect. IV. Southern Africa. 19. Sustainability of smallholder food production systems in Southern Africa: the case of Zimbabwe / Lovemore M. Zinyama. 20. Government policies and the population-environment interface: land reform and distribution in Zimbabwe / Jennifer A. Elliott. 21. Environment as weapon: land, labour and African 'squatters' in rural South Africa / Charles Mather. 22. Development and change: irrigation and agricultural production in Dinokana village, North West Province, South Africa / J. H. Drummond. 23. People and drought in South Africa: reaction and mitigation / Coleen H. Vogel. 24. Health and health care in the 'new' South Africa / Garrett Nagle -- Epilogue / Tony Binns
Summary: Summary: A series of case studies revealing how the indigenous people of Africa are coping with the local environment by using a number of methods such as soil conservation, diversification, pastoral systems, irrigation projects and innovative crop-growing strategies.
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People and environment in Africa.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1995
(OCoLC)624195444

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Introduction / Tony Binns --
Sect. II. General Issues. 1. Wetlands and floodplain development in dryland Africa / W. M. Adams. 2. Policies for pastoralists: new directions for pastoral development in Africa / Ian Scoones. 3. Gender, environment and development in sub-Saharan Africa / Hazel Barrett and Angela Browne. 4. Participatory rural appraisal --
a significant step forward in understanding relationships between poor people and their environments / Steve Brace. 5. The effects of urbanization on rural environments in Africa / Hamish Main --
Sect. II. North, East and Central Africa. 6. Environmental resources: their use and management by the bedouin of the Nubian Desert of southern Egypt / John Briggs. 7. Population and environment in time perspective: the Machakos story / Michael Mortimore and Mary Tiffen. 8. Exploring people-environment relationships: the changing nature of the small-scale fishery in the Kenyan sector of Lake Victoria / Kim Geheb. 9. Institutions and natural resource management: access to and control over woodfuel in East Africa / Robin Mearns. 10. The impact of the 1991-92 drought on environment and people in Zambia / Mary Tiffen. 11. Evaluating living standards in rural Malawi: the experience of a non-government development agency / Don Harrison --
Sect. III. West Africa. 12. Desertification, drought and development in the Sahel / C. T. Agnew. 13. Livestock market data as an early warning indicator of stress in the pastoral economy / Ced Hesse. 14. Local agro-ecological management and forest-savanna transitions: the case of Kissidougou, Guinea / James Fairhead and Melissa Leach. 15. Livelihood, sustainable development and indigenous forestry in drylaird Nigeria / R. A. Cline-Cole. 16. Soil aud fertilizer use among small-scale farmers on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria / Kevin D. Phillips-Howard. 17. Adapting to environment and market: trade and nrarketing in northern Nigeria / Gina Porter. 18. Ecological diversity and its impact on rural marketing channels in the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon / Graham Hollier --
Sect. IV. Southern Africa. 19. Sustainability of smallholder food production systems in Southern Africa: the case of Zimbabwe / Lovemore M. Zinyama. 20. Government policies and the population-environment interface: land reform and distribution in Zimbabwe / Jennifer A. Elliott. 21. Environment as weapon: land, labour and African 'squatters' in rural South Africa / Charles Mather. 22. Development and change: irrigation and agricultural production in Dinokana village, North West Province, South Africa / J. H. Drummond. 23. People and drought in South Africa: reaction and mitigation / Coleen H. Vogel. 24. Health and health care in the 'new' South Africa / Garrett Nagle --
Epilogue / Tony Binns

Summary:
A series of case studies revealing how the indigenous people of Africa are coping with the local environment by using a number of methods such as soil conservation, diversification, pastoral systems, irrigation projects and innovative crop-growing strategies.

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