Institut agronomique méditerranéen de Montpellier (Iamm), 3191, route de Mende, 34093 Montpellier cedex 05
- Key words: Maghreb, steppe, pastoralism, rangelands, animal production
- Page(s) : 31-9
- Published in: 2006
Pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in marginal areas of the Maghreb are confronted with huge changes due to social transformations, new economy and innovative techniques. Pastoralism in the Maghreb is characterized by a new type of mobility (motorization) compatible with family sedentarization, by changes in land tenure in the form of recent allotments of collective areas, by the emergence of a new class of very important stockholders (kbir) – innovators but also predators, the development of new techniques of livestock management. Cereal intakes are being combined with feed purchases with a view to generalize and diversify anti-risk strategies in a totally different way from the past.