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Highlights of the Nigeria Livestock Resources Report & Cahemer production in Northern China & Fulani Settlement in the Northwest Province of Cameroon

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGERIAN LIVESTOCK RESOURCES REPORT

David Bourn

In the final group of three articles (Notes from the Field, Paper 35d) David Bourn (Highlights of the Nigerian Livestock Resources Report) estimates the value of Nigerian livestock as a major national asset. Who controls this asset is worth further study.

CASHMERE PRODUCTION IN NORTHERN CHINA

Angus Russel

In his article, Cashmere production in Northern China, Angus Russel reports on his impressions of current, and future production of cashmere. With increased processing capacity developing within China, Chinese raw cashmere of fine quality (small diameter, pale colour and long length of fibre) may be less available to processing plants outside China. Increases in production from goats within China are unlikely to offset this trend, leaving a shortfall on world markets.

FULANI SETTLEMENT IN NORTHWEST PROVINCE OF CAMEROON

Michael Boboh Vabi

Vabi (Fulani settlement in the Northwest Province of Cameroon) paper 35d) describes how lifestyles in terms of housing, farming methods and land use are changing as the majority of Fulani in the Northwest Province of Cameroon become more settled. Along with these changes, has come the desire to have recognised control over the land that they use. This has led to conflict in the past and if future conflicts are to be avoided, the author believes that land rights must be given, on an equal footing, to the Fulani and the indigenous inhabitants alike.

David Bourn, A.J.F. Russel and Michael Boboh Vabi