(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1979)

Document title

Cattle husbandry in Nigeria. A study of its ecological conditions and social-geographical differentiations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The supplying of the urban population of Nigeria with food-stuffs poses a major problem. All responsible authorities recognize the necessity to increase the productivity of the cattle-breeding industry. The book indicates the great extent to which cattle breeding is rooted in the regional complex of structures and processes conditioned by natural and social-economic aspects. The book also repeatedly places the cattle breeding industry in the overall regional and national framework, thus opposing the expert opinion which in based on a pronounced sectoral view. The author takes the herd of one family as an economic unit and he refuses the frequently repeated view that the West African husbandmen consider the maximum size of the Herd their sole aim and not the optimal composition for reproduction. (l'A.).


Article of periodic

published at : Heidelberger geographische Arbeiten Heidelberg

Editor :

Millesime : 1979, no52  [328 pages]



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