Bilingual atlas of livestock in the Lake Chad basin
MetadataShow full item record
CTA. 1998. Bilingual atlas of livestock in the Lake Chad basin. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to cite or share this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/49058
External link to download this item: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore74.pdf
Atlas d elevage du Bassin du Lac Tchad Livestock atlas of the Lake Chad Basin CIRAD-EMVT/CTA co-publication, 1996, 158 pp., format 40x50cm, ISBN 2-87614-248-1, 120 credit points.
Lake Chad lies at the heart of a large basin measuring some 427 300 km2. The region has suffered profound ecological change, the product of a prolonged drought that has afflicted the region over the last few decades. The lake itself has shrunk from 22 000 km2 to around 7 000 km2 over the last thirty years. Annual rainfall in the basin is very variable lending to major uncertainties in livelihood. As a consequence, the amount of fodder available can fluctuate greatly, in a region which is dominated by livestock activities. This bilingual atlas (English and French) is a useful reference tool for the development and management of natural resources in the region, and takes into account ecological risks and socio-economics. It was produced in collaboration with the LCBC (Lake Chad Basin Commission) which comprises Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Its three chapters - environment; livestock and pastoralism; economics and socio-economic aspects - cover fifteen topics in all. Summaries, tables and photographs complement the cartographic information. All in all, it is a veritable mine of data on subjects as diverse as hydro-geology, remote sensing, wildlife and agro-pastoralism. CIRAD-EMVT/CTA co-publication, 1996, 158 pp., format 40x50cm, ISBN 2-87614-248-1, 120 credit points.
SubjectsANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH;
- CTA Spore (English)