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320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198853046

Bookseller Code (06)

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Cattle, Women, and Wells

Managing Household Survival in the Sahel

Camilla Toulmin

  • A study of the economic and social life of Bambara farmers in a Sahelian village called Kala in central Mali
  • Explores the multiple forces and pressures at work in the Sahel, a region on the front-line of climate change, conflict, migration, and land grabs
  • Focuses on the effect of differential management practices relating to millet farming, animal husbandry, and ownership of water wells on household economic status
  • Decisions regarding marriage, child-rearing, and household organization are discussed within both qualitative and quantitative economic frameworks
  • Outlines how environmental issues are shown to be crucial to the longer-term viability of such a community

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