This article looks at the changes which are taking place in the Syrian semi-nomadic bedouin flocks' feeding and migration patterns, and the historical reasons for these changes. Most of the discussion will focus on three steppe-based villages in northern Syria, where the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) undertook a three-year survey between 1978 and 1981, and where a follow-up study was done this year.
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Library Resourcejanvier, 1993République arabe syrienne, Asie occidentale, Afrique septentrionale
Library Resourcejanvier, 1993
Library Resourcejanvier, 1994
Focuses on two themes in the study of ethnopedology: (1) the hows and whys of indigenous soil classifications. (2) the differences and overlaps between indigenous soil classifications and western soil classifications. Aims to come to a synthesis of how to link the two sources of information to improve the success of cooperation in sustainable agricultural development.
Library Resourcejanvier, 1994Burkina Faso, Afrique sub-saharienne
Building soil conservation practices on a base of indigenous knowledge greatly increases the rate at which they are adopted by farmers in Burkina Faso. Indigenous soil conservation practices are ecologically sound and need to be taken into account when efforts are made to introduce modern agricultural techniques. This article provides an example of how soil conservation practices built upon local systems for conserving resources were preferred by small-scale farmers over newly introduced conservation techniques.
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