THE FUTURE IS AN ANCIENT LAKE

THE FUTURE IS AN ANCIENT LAKE
Traditional knowledge, biodiversity and
genetic resources for food and agriculture
in Lake Chad Basin ecosystems

by

Caterina Batello
Marzio Marzot
Adamou Harouna Touré

FAO INTERDEPARTMENTAL WORKING GROUP ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Rome, 2004

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  pdf [607 Kb]

FOREWORD  pdf [166 Kb]

PREFACE  pdf [235Kb]

INTRODUCTION  pdf [994 Kb]

    About this book
    Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Fao

CHAPTER 1    [Part 1: 1,418 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,078 KB]
THE LAKE AND ITS ECOSYSTEMS

    Introduction
    Is it a lake?
    Geography
    Hydrology
    Seasonal fluctuations
    The basin
    Climate
    History
    People
    The countries

CHAPTER 2    [Part 1: 999 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,077 KB]
GRASSLANDS

    Introduction
    Productivity
    Pastoral mobility
    Tradition and technology
    The seasons
    Ethnoveterinary remedies

CHAPTER 3    [Part 1: 1,448 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,426 KB]
LIVESTOCK BREEDS

    Introduction
    The environment
    The animals
    Breeding practices and objectives
    Conclusions

CHAPTER 4    [Part 1: 1,178 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 716 KB]
KREB

    Introduction
    History
    Benefits
    Harvesting and Processing
    Description of grass species
    The need for more research
    The future

CHAPTER 5    [Part 1: 1,191 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,319 KB]  –  [Part 3: 1,335 KB]
FARMING SYSTEMS

    Introduction
    Agricultural systems
    Traditional cereals
    The faint borders of Agriculture

CHAPTER 6    [Part 1: 1,357 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,473 KB]
WATER AND LAND

    Introduction
    Recessional land
    Polders
    Wadis
    Ponds
    Pastoral wells
    Artesian wells
    Irrigation

CHAPTER 7    [Part 1: 1,075 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,389 KB]  –  [Part 3: 1,239 KB]
FISHERIES

    Introduction
    Fish production
    Statistics
    Environment
    Resources
    Seasonality and fishing grounds
    Occupations and fishing income
    Fishing methods
    Transport
    Fishing patterns and other economic activities
    Production
    Consumption
    Trade
    Management
    Economics, livelihood impacts and poverty:
       a paradox of traditional management?
    Challenges for the future

CHAPTER 8   [Part 1: 1,488 Kb]  –  [Part 2: 1,363 KB]
WILDLIFE

    Introduction
    Large mammals
    Birds: the link between wetlands
    Protected areas
    Wildlife conservation and wise use
    Wildlife as part of a multiple land-use system

CHAPTER 9
ATROUN AND DIHÉ

    Introduction  [ 527 Kb] 
    Atroun  [ 1,311 Kb] 
    Dihé  [ 1,461 Kb] 

CHAPTER 10
THE ECOSYSTEM APPROACH AND THE LAKE CHAD BASIN

    Introduction  [ 743 Kb] 
    The 12 principales of the ecosystem approach  [ 270 Kb] 


BIBLIOGRAPHY [ 973 Kb] 

    Soures of Illustrations
    Recommended reading

BACK COVER [ 553 Kb]