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Topic VI - Conclusions: Actions to undertake


General considerations concerning the programme

1. Categories of rangeland survey and evaluation
2. Review of experiences
3. Site evaluation: Parameters and methods
4. Sampling and data processing
5. Cartography
6. Guidelines for the future

Needs for evaluation and mapping of African rangeland

Grazing capacity as a function of regional socio-economic structure

Introduction
The economic approach to cattle husbandry
A classification of West African cattle breeders
Locational aspects of cattle husbandry
The influence of planning measurements
Conclusion
Bibliography

Review of the discussions

Structure and carrying capacity
Economic problems
Research
Training

Under the Chairmanship of Dr. N'GOLO TRAORE, Director General of the Rural Economy Institute, Bamako (Mali).

6.1. Future needs in rangeland survey and evaluation in terms of areas and priorities - Manpower requirements.

6.2. Standardisation in vocabulary and methodology, e.g. environmental description, vegetation units, cartographic display, range conditions and trends, forage yiels, animal carrying capacity.

6.3. Economic criteria for the design and evaluation of surveys.

6.4. Subjects for further research.

6.5. Recommendations (for the consideration of I.L.C.A./C.I.P.E.A.

Chairman: N'G. TRAORE
Rapporteur: S. RISOPOULOS
Discussion leader: D.J. PRATT

COMMUNICATIONS

D. PRATT; H. HODGSON; W. FRICKE.


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