By Allan G. Hill

This selection of reports, first released in 1985, describes a few modern difficulties of chosen pastoral and agro-pastoral groups of the West African Sahel. a number of very important positive factors of the Sahel are illustrated: the importance of seasonal components in inflicting periodic pressure among humans and animals, the industrial uncertainty brought via interannual climactic adaptations, in addition to the position of conventional structures of social and fiscal employer in supplying a few help during times of want.

The findings provided listed below are released in co-operation with the Sahel Institute, a neighborhood learn enterprise manage within the early Nineteen Seventies with illustration from 8 Sahelian international locations – Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and higher Volta.

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