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Title:African savannas: global narratives & local knowledge of environmental change
Editors:Bassett, Thomas J.ISNI
Crummey, DonaldISNI
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:085255429X; 0325071276; 0325071284; 0852554249
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
social change
agricultural ecology
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The chapters included in this collective volume originated in papers presented at a symposium, 'African savannas: new perspectives on the environment and social change', Urbana, April 1998. Contributions: Part 1 (Introduction): Contested images, contested realities: environment and society in African savannas, by Thomas J. Bassett and Donald Crummey; Part 2 (Longue durée): Changing land use and environmental fluctuations in the African savanna, by Martin Williams; Part 3 (Land users and landscapes): Fire in the savanna: environmental change and land reform in northern Côte d'Ivoire, by Thomas J. Bassett, Zueli Koli Bi and Tiona Ouattara; Investing in soil quality: farmer responses to land scarcity in southwestern Burkina Faso, by Leslie C. Gray; Farmer tree-planting in Wällo, Ethiopia, by Donald Crummey and Alex Winter-Nelson; The wild vegetation cover of western Burkina Faso: colonial policy and post-colonial development, by Mahir Saul, Jean-Marie Ouadba and Ouetian Bognounou; Part 4 (Pastoral ecologies): Rethinking interdisciplinary paradigms and the political ecology of pastoralism in East Africa, by Peter D. Little; Ecological 'crisis' and resource management policy in Zimbabwe's communal lands, by William A. Munro; Part 5 (Policy, producers and resources): Littering the landscape: environmental policy in northeast Ethiopia, by Dessalegn Rahmato; Social differentiation, farming practices and environmental change in Mozambique, by Merle L. Bowen, Arlindo Chilundo and Cesar A. Tique.