Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan: From State Farms to Private Flocks - Central Asia Research Forum (Paperback)Carol Kerven (editor)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 15/02/2017
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This collection traces how pastoralists have coped with the challenges of change in a part of the world with a long-tradition of livestock keeping. Their precarious position - balanced between a market system where only the fittest may survive, and their attempt to remain a human resource for the future development of the natural pastures and livestock industry - is carefully and critically examined by the contributors. The pastoralists' unique skills at managing livestock in a variable and challenging environment, and their ability to supply commodities much in demand mean that an understanding of their societal position is essential for anyone interested in transition in the former Soviet Union.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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