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Changes in the species composition of pastoral herds in Bay Region, Somalia

Mujeeb N. Al-Najim

Changes in the species composition of pastoral herds in Bay Region, Somalia

by Mujeeb N. Al-Najim

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Published by Overseas Development Institute in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Livestock -- Somalia.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMujeeb N. Al-Najim.
    SeriesNetwork paper / Pastoral Development Network -- 31b, Network paper (Pastoral Development Network (Overseas Development Institute)) -- 31b.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination14 p. :
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22309019M

    Livestock resources consist of various species; their breeds and genetic potential, herd composition and ownership are the predominant determinants of a production system. These factors change as production systems become more an integral part of the economy. Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more.

    The region is a hot spot of biodiversity hosting over 2, species of fish, five species of marine turtles, more than thirty-five marine mammal species, including humpback whales, dolphins, whale. Pastoral Production and Management. Prior to , the Phala nomads were part of Tibet’s feudal economic and political system. Rather than a free-roaming, semiautonomous tribe, they were subjects of one of Tibet’s greatest religious lords, the Panchen Lama, and were part of one of his huge pastoral estates (fiefs) known as Lagyab lhojang (~ km 2 in area).

    Sorghum Belt in Bay and Bakool Region - rainfed sorghum with livestock production. Somalia’s Protracted Crisis. Two decades of conflict have created a situation of protracted and complex emergency, which has eroded livelihoods and led to increased vulnerability to food insecurity. In the midst of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The westernmost region of Ethiopia receives an annual rainfall of nearly cm (80 in). Severe droughts affected the country in – 84, – 88, , and FLORA AND FAUNA. Ethiopia has a large variety of indigenous plant and animal species.


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Changes in the species composition of pastoral herds in Bay Region, Somalia by Mujeeb N. Al-Najim Download PDF EPUB FB2

Changing Herd Species Composition Available data for the Bay Region document a change in herd composition over the 30 years prior towith a clear shift from a dependence on camels and smallstock to a dependence on cattle (Table 2).

A similar shift has also been reported in other parts of Somalia over approximately the same time period. Change in herd species can therefore have a significant impact on both rangeland ecosystems and pastoral production strategies.

The paper analyses the species composition of livestock herds and examines the ratios among herd species. The paper also shows how changes in herd composition have been caused by technical and economic factors such as.

Al-Najim MN () ‘Changes in the species composition of pastoral herds in Bay Region, Somalia.’ (Overseas Development Institute: Mogadishu, Somalia) Baumann MPO, Zessin KH () Productivity and health of camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Somalia Author: Karen Marshall, Nadhem Mtimet, Francis Wanyoike, Nicholas Ndiwa, Haileselassie Ghebremariam, Lawrenc.

The pastoral way of life is dying a slow death. Pastoral communities make up around 60 per cent of the Somali population. The majority of pastoralists in the North of Somalia are in the Haud and Sool Plateau. Their livelihood mainly depends on herding livestock, good rains and pasture.

temperature and reduction of precipitation level) changes the pastoral species composition (the share of ephemeral and ephemeroid plants has reduced in the structure of pastoral vegetation) – spring and summer component.

The share of draught resistant vegetation. The wildlife of Somalia includes the flora and fauna of Somalia, which is extremely diverse due to the country's location between the temperate and the tropical a has a long coastline, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the east and Red Sea in the north.

The Northwestern and Central parts of the country are arid, or very dry. The Southern and Northeastern regions are semi-arid. Introduction. Somalia, a country located in the horn of Africa, is currently one of the world's poorest countries. This has arisen due to more than 20 years of conflict and political instability, combined with recurrent climate driven and man‐made natural disasters (FAO ).An estimated 80% of the rural population and 61% of the urban population lives in poverty (FAO ).

The above illustration shows that as the composition of the family changes through the development cycle, family labour will facilitate acquisition of different species of animals. Sperling has also shown that the birth order of females and males in a pastoral family has a critical influence on a family’s.

Impact of climate change in agro-pastoral systems in Somalia Recurrent droughts Increased biodiversity loss Species migration and encroachment of invasive plants, Increased rural urban migration Changes in the vegetation types Soil fertility loss Increased infestation of crop by pests and diseases and increased health risks Belay et al.

The species composition of herds has also changed with increasing water points, with increasing number of cattle kept by herders who previously kept only camels and shoats.

The changing nature of pastoralism in Northeast Kenya would appear to be reflected also in parts of Somalia and in Region 5. Somalia has a warm and arid climate across most parts of the country, though precipitation and the wind can be highly variable in places at certain times of the year.

Climate variation rarely occurs due to Somali proximity to the equator. Northern Somali is a maritime semi-desert covered with shrubs, small bushes and grass clumps and shallow watercourses. History. Puntland is an autonomous unionist state in the northeast of Somalia that was formed in Galmudug is a federal state in central Somalia.

Jubaland in a federal state in the south of Somalia. In Novemberthe South West State of Somalia was established as a Somali federal state. In Octobera formation conference was launched in order to form the Hirshabelle State as a.

The value of pastoralism practiced in Kenya is not well appreciated, even though it is said to be enormous. The available statistics tend to underestimate this value from the point of view of its contribution to the local and national economies, due to the inadequacy of data and application of inappropriate valuation methodologies.

This study analysed the contribution of pastoralism to Kenya. This is a list of the bird species recorded in avifauna of Somalia include a total of species, of which eight are endemic, one has been introduced by humans and one is rare or accidental.

Fourteen species are globally threatened. This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the. Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa which officially consists of six federal member states, namely Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland, South West, Puntland, Somaliland and the municipality of Benadir.

It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Somali Sea and Guardafui Channel to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Pastoral Systems Most nomads keep a mix of livestock species2 to maximize benefits and minimize risks.

This takes advantage of variations among species with respect to drought tolerance and the utilization of different types of vegetation, and supplies nomads with milk, meat, transport, investment, and income (Samatar a:6).

Camels. Complete Report in English Official version of document (may contain signatures, etc) Official PDF, 39 pages mb TXT *. Livestock development in Somalia has mostly focused on the provision of improved veterinary services, water supplies and marketing facilities, whilst range productivity, expressed in terms of the availability of range forage and improved methods and techniques of animal raising, has largely been mismanaged or ignored.

This partial development by the government has had some positive consequences. Fabaceae was the dominant family represented by 9 species (%) followed by Rhamnaceae and Oleaceae 4 species each (%) and Anacardiaceae and Lamiaceae 3 species.

Somalia - Somalia - Plant and animal life: In accordance with rainfall distribution, southern and northwestern Somalia have a relatively dense thornbush savanna, with various succulents and species of acacia. By contrast, the high plateaus of northern Somalia have wide, grassy plains, with mainly low formations of thorny shrubs and scattered grass tussocks in the remainder of the region.

Although Somalia is famous for its species diversity and endemism with more than plant species and animal species, dominated by overall endemism in general and 7.agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia: a lasting community led response to climate change by Holly Welcome Radice, Maria Ruiz-Bascaran, Seyoum and Redwan Getachew, Save the Children UK, Ethiopia1 2, March Summary Mobile pastoral communities have been coping with changing environmental conditions for centuries, and as a.RANGELANDS 11(1), February 35 Development Projects and Somali Pastoralism Thomas L.

Thurow, Dennis J. Herlocker, and Ahmed A Elmi Somalia is a predominantly arid to semi-arid Texas- sized country located on the Horn of tion ranges from desert grassland to subhumid montane forest but is pre- dominantly a de- ciduous shrub.