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Title: Cattle as a store of wealth in Swaziland: implications for livestock development and overgrazing in Eastern and Southern Africa

Abstract

The contention that cattle are held as a store of wealth in Swaziland is supported by a regression analysis of slaughter against price and rainfall, and by an examination of the Swazi herd structure. The failure to recognize that cattle directly satisfy both wealth and income motives in traditional societies has led to the implementation of production-oriented livestock development programs, which may worsen the serious overgrazing problem in Swaziland. Observations elsewhere indicate that there are lessons to be learned for livestock developemnt in other overgrazed parts of eastern and southern Africa. 17 references.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ministry of Agriculture, Swaziland
OSTI Identifier:
6146430
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Am. J. Agric. Econ.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CATTLE; LAND USE; SWAZILAND; SOIL CONSERVATION; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ECONOMIC GROWTH; INCOME; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; AFRICA; ANIMALS; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; MAMMALS; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RUMINANTS; VERTEBRATES; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 290400 - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 510100 - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Doran, M.H., Low, A.R.C., and Kemp, R.L. Cattle as a store of wealth in Swaziland: implications for livestock development and overgrazing in Eastern and Southern Africa. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2307/1239498.
Doran, M.H., Low, A.R.C., & Kemp, R.L. Cattle as a store of wealth in Swaziland: implications for livestock development and overgrazing in Eastern and Southern Africa. United States. doi:10.2307/1239498.
Doran, M.H., Low, A.R.C., and Kemp, R.L. Thu . "Cattle as a store of wealth in Swaziland: implications for livestock development and overgrazing in Eastern and Southern Africa". United States. doi:10.2307/1239498.
@article{osti_6146430,
title = {Cattle as a store of wealth in Swaziland: implications for livestock development and overgrazing in Eastern and Southern Africa},
author = {Doran, M.H. and Low, A.R.C. and Kemp, R.L.},
abstractNote = {The contention that cattle are held as a store of wealth in Swaziland is supported by a regression analysis of slaughter against price and rainfall, and by an examination of the Swazi herd structure. The failure to recognize that cattle directly satisfy both wealth and income motives in traditional societies has led to the implementation of production-oriented livestock development programs, which may worsen the serious overgrazing problem in Swaziland. Observations elsewhere indicate that there are lessons to be learned for livestock developemnt in other overgrazed parts of eastern and southern Africa. 17 references.},
doi = {10.2307/1239498},
journal = {Am. J. Agric. Econ.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 61:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}