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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Rural livelihoods, risk and political economy of access to natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Editors:Kgathi, D.L.ISNI
Ngwenya, Barbara NtombiISNI
Darkoh, M.B. Kwesi
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1611223024; 9781611223026
Geographic term:Botswana
natural resource management
political economy
land tenure
Abstract:This collective volume is on rural livelihoods and the political economy of access to natural resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Against the backdrop of a fairly widespread undervaluation of wetlands and their natural resources and the associated risk of wetland degradation for the livelihoods of the communities that live there, the book's 18 chapters address this risk based on empirical work in and on Delta-based communities, and contributes to the design of policies for the sustainable development of the Okavango region. The role of knowledge (traditional and otherwise) and information received is explicitly addressed. Following the introductory Part 1, the book presents a general discussion of livelihood patterns in the Okavango region and how they rely on natural resources (Part 2); an analysis of access to these resources, the asymmetries therein and institutional aspects thereof (Part 3); and a review of agencies and policies in relation to the management of the region's natural resources (Part 4). Part 5 on policy impacts and implications for sustainable livelihoods concludes the volume. Contributors: H. Bendsen, M. Bolaane, L. Cassidy, M.B.K. Darkoh, T. Kemosidile, D.L. Kgathi, P.K. Kgomotso, W. Matheson, J.E. Mbaiwa, T. Meyer, G. Mmopelwa, N.M. Moleele, K. Mosepele, S. Mosojane, M.R. Motsholapheko, B.N. Ngwenya, S. Ringrose, E. Segosebe, T.M. Stone, O.T. Thakadu, C. Vanderpost, and J. Wilk. [ASC Leiden abstract]