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Author Kibreab, Gaim.

Title People on the edge in the Horn : displacement, land use & the environment in the Gedaref Region, Sudan / Gaim Kibreab.

Published Lawrenceville, NJ : Red Sea Press, Inc., 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  333.7309624 KIBR {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Red Sea Press, Inc. ed.
Physical description xii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-336) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction and Overview -- 2. Overcultivation and Land Degradation on the Qala en Nahal Scheme -- 3. Change in Vegetation Resources On and Around the Qala en Nahal Refugee Settlement Scheme -- 4. Decline in Crop Yields -- 5. The Impact of Wood-fuel Use on Environmental Degradation -- 6. Overstocking and the Problem of Overgrazing of Range Resources -- 7. Institutions and Resource-management Systems in Eritrea, the Refugees' Country of Origin -- 8. Institutions, Social Stability and Depletion of Common Resources on the Scheme -- 9. Ecological Perception and Conservation -- 10. Population Pressure and Resource Depletion -- 11. The Farmers' Response to Land Degradation -- 12. Environmental Degradation and Predisposition to Change -- 13. Farmers' Responses to ACORD's Natural-resource Programmes -- 14. Concluding Remarks.
Summary What impact do displaced people and refugees have on the place where they eke out their living from resources under pressure? Is land degradation due to natural factors or to the people on the edge? How do the people react to the loss of income due to land degradation? Do they become more innovative and more responsive to changes in agricultural techniques? Or do their land use practices become ever more exploitative? Most policies concerned with the settlement of the nomads, peasants, refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees fail to take into account their impact on the environment. In this important book, Gaim Kibreab questions the degree of the impact of Eritreans displaced by the war with Ethiopia on a region of the Sudan. Was the land degradation on and around the scheme due to humans and their livestock? The study provides evidence to question many assumptions.
Subject Land use, Rural -- Environmental aspects -- Sudan -- Gedaref District.
Land settlement -- Sudan -- Gedaref District.
Land degradation -- Sudan -- Gedaref District.
Refugees -- Sudan -- Gedaref District.
Gedaref District (Sudan) -- Environmental conditions.
Variant Title Displacement, land use & the environment in the Gedaref Region, Sudan.
Displacement, land use, and the environment in the Gedaref Region, Sudan.
ISBN 1569020396 (paperback)
1569020388 (Cloth)