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Working the Sahel: Environment and Society in Northern Nigeria

Series: Routledge Research Global Environment Change

By: Michael J Mortimore and William M Adams

226 pages, 14 b/w photos, 30 figs, 18 tabs, 9 maps


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #93257 | ISBN: 041514096X
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NHBS Price: £125.00 $162/€148 approx

About this book

Looks at how people in the semi-arid conditions of the Sahel cope with the harsh environment, and in particular how they organise their labour to manage fields, crops and other resources.


1. Introduction 2. Diversity, flexibility and adaptability 3. Four communities, four systems 4. Negotiating the rain 5. Working nature: using biodiversity and biomass 6. Making the land work harder 7. When farmers are not farming 8. Women, children and the house 9. Understanding inequality 10. Managing the managers

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