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Title:Alien invasive 'Prosopis': a curse of a blessing?
Editor:Auala, H.
Year:2014
Periodical:Journal - Namibia Scientific Society (ISSN 1018-7677)
Volume:62
Pages:83-128
Language:English
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:plants
weeds
livelihoods
Abstract:'Prosopis' is an alien invasive tree/shrub found throughout most of the town lands and many of the ephemeral rivers in Namibia. They are exceptionally noteworthy in the Stampriet Artesian Aquifer in the Auob and Nossob basins in south-eastern Namibia. In particular, commercial famers and service providers usually find them a factor reducing land productivity and difficult to eradicate. On the other hand, some coummunal farmers and most residents in informal settlements find them a valuable source of income and resources. If people living in the Auob and Nossob basins had the interest, capacity, funding, equipment and markets, there is potential to generate a sizable income from 'Prosopis'. Most of the residents and other authors, however, suggest cooperative and appropriate management, including targeted eradication, as the best approach. Bibliogr., sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]
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