Image of Africa with the Sahel region slightly enhanced
A region wide assessment of land system resilience and climate
robustness in the agricultural frontline of Sahel
- the triple exposure of local livelihood strategies and food provision
to climate change, population pressure and globalization

List of references

Relevant references when entering Sahel’ and ‘Land use’ as search words:



Benjaminsen,T.A. and B.Ba. 2009. "Farmer-herder conflicts, pastoral marginalisation and corruption: a case study from the inland Niger delta of Mali." Geographical Journal. 175:71-81.

Hessel,R., J.van den Berg, O.Kabore, A.van Kekem, S.Verzandvoort, J.M.Dipama, and B.Diallo. 2009. "Linking participatory and GIS-based land use planning methods: A case study from Burkina Faso." Land Use Policy. 26:1162-1172.

Mertz,O., C.Mbow, A.Reenberg, and A.Diouf. 2009. "Farmers' Perceptions of Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation Strategies in Rural Sahel." Environmental Management. 43:804-816.

Ouedraogo,I., P.Savadogo, M.Tigabu, R.Cole, P.C.Oden, and J.M.Ouadba. 2009. "Is Rural Migration A Threat to Environmental Sustainability in Southern Burkina Faso?" Land Degradation & Development. 20:217-230.

Seaquist,J.W., T.Hickler, L.Eklundh, J.Ardo, and B.W.Heumann. 2009. "Disentangling the effects of climate and people on Sahel vegetation dynamics." Biogeosciences. 6:469-477.



La Rovere,R., H.Van Keulen, P.Hiernaux, J.Szonyi, and R.A.Schipper. 2008. "Intensification scenarios in south-western Niger: Implications for revisiting fertilizer policy." Food Policy. 33:156-164.

Mbow,C., O.Mertz, A.Diouf, K.Rasmussen, and A.Reenberg. 2008. "The history of environmental change and adaptation in eastern Saloum-Senegal-Driving forces and perceptions." Global and Planetary Change. 64:210-221.

Pare,S., U.Soderberg, M.Sandewall, and J.M.Ouadba. 2008. "Land use analysis from spatial and field data capture in southern Burkina Faso, West Africa." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 127:277-285.

Slegers,M.F.W. and L.Stroosnijder. 2008. "Beyond the desertification narrative: A framework for agricultural drought in semi-arid East Africa." AMBIO. 37:372-380.

Youl,S., B.Barbier, C.H.Moulin, R.J.Manlay, E.Botoni, D.Masse, V.Hien, and C.Feller. 2008. "Empirical modelisation of socio-economic determinants in smallholder farming management in southwest of Burkina Faso." Biotechnologie Agronomie Societe et Environnement. 12:9-21



Bassett,T.J., C. Blanc-Pamard, J. Boutrais. 2007. Constructing locality: The terroir approach in West Africa. Africa 77 (1).

Boutrais, J. 2007. The fulani and cattle breeds: grossbreeding and heritage strategies. Africa 77 (1).

Elias, M. and J. Carney. 2007. African shea butter: A feminized subsidy from nature. Africa 77 (1).

Elmqvist,B. and A.R.Khatir. 2007. "The possibilities of bush fallows with changing roles of agriculture - An analysis combining remote sensing and interview data from Sudanese drylands." Journal of Arid Environments. 70:329-343.

Sivakumar,M.V.K. 2007. "Interactions between climate and desertification." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 142:143-155.

Tappan,G. and M.McGahuey. 2007. "Tracking environmental dynamics and agricultural intensification in southern Mali." Agricultural Systems. 94:38-51.

Wittig,R., K.Konig, M.Schmidt, and J.Szarzynski. 2007. "A study of climate change and anthropogenic impacts in West Africa." Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 14:182-189.



Augusseau,X., P.Nikiema, and E.Torquebiau. 2006. "Tree biodiversity, land dynamics and farmers' strategies on the agricultural frontier of southwestern Burkina Faso." Biodiversity and Conservation. 15:613-630.

Bah,A., I.Toure, C.Le Page, A.Ickowicz, and A.T.Diop. 2006. "An agent-based model to understand the multiple uses of land and resources around drillings in Sahel." Mathematical and Computer Modelling. 44:513-534.

Goetze,D., B.Horsch, and S.Porembski. 2006. "Dynamics of forest-savanna mosaics in north-eastern Ivory Coast from 1954 to 2002." Journal of Biogeography. 33:653-664.

Schlecht,E., P.Hiernaux, I.Kadaoure, C.Hulsebusch, and F.Mahler. 2006. "A spatio-temporal analysis of forage availability and grazing and excretion behaviour of herded and free grazing cattle, sheep and goats in Western Niger." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 113:226-242.

Tiffen,M. 2006. "Urbanization: Impacts on the evolution of 'mixed farming' systems in sub-Saharan Africa." Experimental Agriculture. 42:259-287.



La Rovere,R., P.Hiernaux, H.Van Keulen, J.B.Schiere, and J.A.Szonyi. 2005. "Co-evolutionary scenarios of intensification and privatization of resource use in rural communities of south-Western Niger." Agricultural Systems. 83:251-276.

Lepers,E., E.F.Lambin, A.C.Janetos, R.DeFries, F.Achard, N.Ramankutty, and R.J.Scholes. 2005. "A synthesis of information on rapid land-cover change for the period 1981-2000." BioScience. 55:115-124.

Mortimore,M. and B.Turner. 2005. "Does the Sahelian smallholder's management of woodland, farm trees, rangeland support the hypothesis of human-induced desertification?" Journal of Arid Environments. 63:567-595.

Reij,C., G.Tappan, and A.Belemvire. 2005. "Changing land management practices and vegetation on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso (1968-2002)." Journal of Arid Environments. 63:642-659.



Geist,H.J. and E.F.Lambin. 2004. "Dynamic causal patterns of desertification." BioScience. 54:817-829.

Ramankutty,N. 2004. "Croplands in West Africa: A Geographically Explicit Dataset for Use in Models." Earth Interactions. 8.

Tappan,G.G., M.Sall, E.C.Wood, and M.Cushing. 2004. "Ecoregions and land cover trends in Senegal." Journal of Arid Environments. 59:427-462.

Wood,E.C., G.G.Tappan, and A.Hadj. 2004. "Understanding the drivers of agricultural land use change in south-central Senegal." Journal of Arid Environments. 59:565-582.

Woomer,P.L., L.L.Tieszen, G.Tappan, A.Toure, and M.Sall. 2004. "Land use change and terrestrial carbon stocks in Senegal." Journal of Arid Environments. 59:625-642.



Petit,S. 2003. "Parklands with fodder trees: a Fulbe response to environmental and social changes." Applied Geography. 23:205-225.

Turner,M.D. 2003. "Methodological reflections on the use of remote sensing and geographic information science in human ecological research." Human Ecology. 31:255-279.

Wardell,D.A., A.Reenberg, and C.Tettrup. 2003. "Historical footprints in contemporary land use systems: forest cover changes in savannah woodlands in the Sudano-Sahelian zone." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions. 13:235-254.




Amissah-Arthur,A. and R.B.Miller. 2002. "Remote sensing applications in African agriculture and natural resources: Highlighting and managing the stress of increasing population pressure." Earth'S Atmosphere, Ocean and Surface Studies. 30:2411-2421.

Krings,T. 2002. "A critical review of the Sahel Syndrome concept from the viewpoint of Political Ecology." Geographische Zeitschrift. 90:129-141.

Nijenhuis,K. 2002. "On the move: Mobility, land use and livelihood practices on the central plateau in Burkina Faso." Development and Change. 33:367-368.

Taylor,C.M., E.F.Lambin, N.Stephenne, R.J.Harding, and R.L.H.Essery. 2002. "The influence of land use change on climate in the Sahel." Journal of Climate. 15:3615-3629.

Turner,M.D. and P.Hiernaux. 2002. "The use of herders' accounts to map livestock activities across agropastoral landscapes in semi-arid Africa." Landscape Ecology. 17:367-385.

Warren,A. 2002. "Land degradation is contextual." Land Degradation & Development. 13:449-459.

Mazzucato,V. and D.Niemeijer. 2002. "Population growth and the environment in Africa: Local informal institutions, the missing link." Economic Geography. 78:171-193.

Wezel,A. and J.Haigis. 2002. "Fallow cultivation system and farmers' resource management in Niger, West Africa." Land Degradation & Development. 13:221-231.

Wezel,A. and T.Rath. 2002. "Resource conservation strategies in agro-ecosystems of semi-arid West Africa." Journal of Arid Environments. 51:383-400.



Batterbury,S. and A.Warren. 2001. "The African Sahel 25 years after the great drought: assessing progress and moving towards new agendas and approaches." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions. 11:1-8.

Breusers,M. 2001. "Searching for livelihood security: Land and mobility in Burkina Faso." Journal of Development Studies. 37:49-80.

Magistro,J. and M.D.Lo. 2001. "Historical and human dimensions of climate variability and water resource constraint in the Senegal River Valley." Climate Research. 19:133-147.

Raynaut,C. 2001. "Societies and nature in the Sahel: ecological diversity and social dynamics." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions. 11:9-18.

Reenberg,A. 2001. "Agricultural land use pattern dynamics in the Sudan-Sahel - towards an event-driven framework." Land Use Policy. 18:309-319.

Stephenne,N. and E.F.Lambin. 2001. "A dynamic simulation model of land-use changes in Sudano-sahelian countries of Africa (SALU)." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 85:145-161.

Warren,A., S.Batterbury, and H.Osbahr. 2001. "Soil erosion in the West African Sahel: a review and an application of a "local political ecology" approach in South West Niger." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions. 11:79-95.



Gray,L.C. 1999. "Is land being degraded? A multi-scale investigation of landscape change in southwestern Burkina Faso." Land Degradation & Development. 10:329-343.

Kevane,M. and L.C.Gray. 1999. "A woman's field is made at night: Gendered land rights and norms in Burkina Faso." Feminist Economics. 5:1-26.

Turner,M.D. 1999. "Merging local and regional analyses of land-use change: The case of livestock in the Sahel." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 89:191-219.

Turner,M.D. 1999. "No space for participation: Pastoralist narratives and the etiology of park-herder conflict in southeastern Niger." Land Degradation & Development. 10:345-363.

Turner,M.D. 1999. "Conflict, environmental change, and social institutions in dryland Africa: Limitations of the community resource management approach." Society & Natural Resources. 12:643-657.

Iskandar,L. 1999. "The "human carrying capacity". Is it a viable concept when assessing the land use sustainability?" Interciencia. 24:26-+.



Barbier,B. 1998. "Induced innovation and land degradation: Results from a bioeconomic model of a village in west Africa." Agricultural Economics. 19:15-25.

Mainguet,M. and G.G.Da Silva. 1998. "Desertification and drylands development: What can be done?" Land Degradation & Development. 9:375-382.

Payne,W.A., J.H.Williams, K.A.M.Moussa, and R.D.Stern. 1998. "Crop diversification in the Sahel through use of environmental changes near Faidherbia albida (Del) A Chev." Crop Science. 38:1585-1591.

Reenberg,A., T.L.Nielsen, and K.Rasmussen. 1998. "Field expansion and reallocation in the Sahel - land use pattern dynamics in a fluctuating biophysical and socio-economic environment." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions. 8:309-327.

Reenberg,A. and C.Lund. 1998. "Land use and land right dynamics - Determinants for resource management options in Eastern Burkina Faso." Human Ecology. 26:599-620.

Savadogo,K., T.Reardon, and K.Pietola. 1998. "Adoption of improved land use technologies to increase food security in Burkina Faso: Relating animal traction, productivity, and non-farm income." Agricultural Systems. 58:441-464.



deZeeuw,F. 1997. "Borrowing of land, security of tenure and sustainable land use in Burkina Faso." Development and Change. 28:583-595.

Reardon,T., V.Kelly, E.Crawford, B.Diagana, J.Dione, K.Savadogo, and D.Boughton. 1997. "Promoting sustainable intensification and productivity growth in Sahel agriculture after macroeconomic policy reform." Food Policy. 22:317-327.

Reenberg,A. and B.PaarupLaursen. 1997. "Determinants for land use strategies in a sahelian agro-ecosystem - Anthropological and ecological geographical aspects of natural resource management." Agricultural Systems. 53:209-229.



Agnew,C. and A.Warren. 1996. "A framework for tackling drought and land degradation." Journal of Arid Environments. 33:309-320.

Powell,J.M., S.FernandezRivera, P.Hiernaux, and M.D.Turner. 1996. "Nutrient cycling in integrated rangeland/cropland systems of the Sahel." Agricultural Systems. 52:143-170.



Ellis,J. and K.A.Galvin. 1994. "Climate Patterns and Land-Use Practices in the Dry Zones of Africa." BioScience. 44:340-349.

Houghton,R.A. 1994. "The Worldwide Extent of Land-Use Change." BioScience. 44:305-313.


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