This paper first introduces the major characteristics of mountain areas and their operational implications. These characteristics called mountain specificities here, include inaccessibility, fragility, marginality, diversity, niche, and people's adaptation mechanisms in these habitats. The implication of mountain specificiites can be seen as development imperatives as well as the perspective attributes of the development interventions. This is indicated with reference to policies and programmes for livestock in mountain areas.
- Published: 1990
- Publisher: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
- Dewey Decimal: 636.0
- ECHO Library: 636.0 JOD