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dc.contributorChand, Khemen_US
dc.contributorMisra, Arun K.en_US
dc.contributorGaur, Mahesh Kumaren_US
dc.contributorSarker, Ashutoshen_US
dc.contributorJohnson, Douglas E.en_US
dc.contributorRoy, Murari Mohanen_US
dc.creatorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.identifier.citationMounir Louhaichi, Khem Chand, Arun K. Misra, Mahesh Kumar Gaur, Ashutosh Sarker, Douglas E. Johnson, Murari Mohan Roy. (27/11/2014). Livestock Migration in the Arid Region of Rajasthan (India) - Strategy to Cope with Fodder and Water Scarcity -. Journal of Arid Land Studies, 24 (1), pp. 61-64.en_US
dc.description.abstractLivestock rearing is an important pathway out of poverty for both pastoralist communities and mixed crop-livestock fanners in drylands. Pastoral cnt.ecprises make an important contribution to the state, as well as to the national economy, despite their location in the most drought-prone part of India. Livestock keepers move their animals in search ofbctter forage and water resources during scarcity periods. Thus livestock mobility allows pastonilists to maintain their flocks and lead productive lives. The objective of this study was to analyze the existing and emerging trends with respect to livestock: mobility, issues of animal management and problems faced during migration. A stratified random sampling method was used for household surveys. Thc results revealed that the main community rearing livestock in westt.'Ill Rajasthan was the Raika. The flockJherd size varied from 42 to 250 smaI.l ruminants and 35 to 220 cattle. Three kinds of livestock migration were prevalent in the study areas: I) localltemporary 2) semi-migration in large size flocks and 3) permanent migration where animals arc permanently moved from the home tract to O!her districts or states. It is important to understand livestock migration within the context of the larger agricultural, environmental, and sociological systems so that rational policies can be fonnulatcd and implemented.en_US
dc.publisherJapanese Association for Arid Land Studiesen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Arid Land Studies;24,(2014) Pagination 61,64en_US
dc.titleLivestock Migration in the Arid Region of Rajasthan (India) - Strategy to Cope with Fodder and Water Scarcity -en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.idSarker, Ashutosh: 0000-0002-9074-4876en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerCentral Arid Zone Research Institute - CAZRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerOregon State University - OSU United Statesen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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