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From Conflict to Consensus: Towards Joint Management of Natural Resources by Pastoralists and Agro-Pastoralists in the Zone of Kishi Beiga, Burkina Faso

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Banzhaf, Matthias; Drabo, Boureima; Grell, Hermann
Conference: World Bank International Workshop on Community-Based Natural Resource Management
Location: Washington, DC
Conf. Date: May
Date: 2000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7918
Sector: Grazing
Social Organization
Region: Africa
Subject(s): conflict resolution
pastoralism
co-management
resource management
Abstract: "Kishi Beiga is a vast pastoral zone situated in the extreme north of Burkina Faso. The zone is home to several different ethnic groups living in scattered villages and hamlets. This local population is both sedentary and semi-sedentary and they are joined regularly by transhuman herders from neighbouring regions. Environmental degradation in the area and extensive in-migration has largely destroyed the complementarity between agriculture and livestock, and the town systems now compete for land. Local management systems have broken down."

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