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The Resource Adapting to drought : farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa, Michael Mortimore, (electronic resource)

Adapting to drought : farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa, Michael Mortimore, (electronic resource)

Label
Adapting to drought : farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa
Title
Adapting to drought
Title remainder
farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Michael Mortimore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book embodies the results of thirteen years of research in drought-prone rural areas in the semi-arid zone of northern Nigeria. It describes the patterns of adaptive behaviour observed among Hausa, Ful'be and Manga communities in response to recurrent drought in the 1970s and 1980s. The question of desertification is explored in an area where the visible evidence of moving sand dunes is dramatic blame are examined in relation to the field evidence. A critique is offered of deterministic theories and authoritarian solutions. Professor Mortimore demonstrates a parallel between the observable resilience of semi-arid ecosystems and the adaptive strategies of the human communities that inhabit them and suggests policy directions for strengthening that resilience. --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mortimore, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Agriculture
  • Droughts
  • Desertification
  • Arid regions agriculture
  • Nigeria, Northern
Label
Adapting to drought : farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa, Michael Mortimore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511720772
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511720772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521104272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030132195
Label
Adapting to drought : farmers, famines, and desertification in West Africa, Michael Mortimore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511720772
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511720772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521104272
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030132195

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