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Title:Coping with aridity: drought impacts and preparedness in Namibia - experiences from 1992/93
Editors:Moorsom, RichardISNI
Franz, Jutta
Mupotola, MoonoISNI
Series:Wissen & Praxis
City of publisher:Frankfurt am Main
Publisher:Brandes und Apsel
ISBN:3860992570; 9991638024
Geographic term:Namibia
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Abstract:The chapters of this collective volume are based on papers presented during three workshops on drought impacts and preparedness in Namibia, held in 1993. Central themes are the causes of drought, its impacts and strategies of coping. Contributions by: Richard Moorsom (Introduction); Peter Hutchinson (climatology of Namibia); John D.S. Olszewski and Richard Moorsom (rainfall records); Mary K. Seely, Chris Hines and Alan C. Marsh (effects of human activities on the Namibian environment); Owen Mubita (drought effects on forests and woodlands); Johan L.V. de Jager (drought effects on wildlife); Frans V. Bester (drought and rangeland management); Chibamu M. Matanyaire (effects of aridity and drought on agriculture); Stephen Devereux and Chris Tapscott (coping mechanisms of communal farmers); Nestor Shivute (the relationship of drought to health and nutrition); Richard C. Fry (implications for industry of strategies for better water resource management and conservation); Eline van der Linden, Tinny Dekkers and Anneli Hommes (macroeconomic effects of drought); Bernadette Artivor and Regan Mwazi (role of the UN, donor agencies and NGOs in drought relief); Immanuel Dumeni and Dawit W. Giorgis (institutional mechanisms to deal with drought emergencies); Dawit W. Giorgis (drought and sustainable development).