Rural Livelihoods, Risk and Political Economy of Access to Natural Resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Donald Letsholo Kgathi (Editor)
Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, Maun, Botswana and Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Palapye, Botswana

Barbara N. Ngwenya (Editor)

Michael B. Darkoh (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances

Clear

eBook

Digitally watermarked, DRM-free.
Immediate eBook download after purchase.

Product price
Additional options total:
Order total:

Quantity:

Details

The Okavango Delta, a globally renowned wetland, is characterized by a mosaic of meandering watercourses, floodplains and islands and is home to a variety of wildlife and vegetation species. It is a major source of livelihoods for the local communities and also an important attraction for tourism, the second most important economic activity in Botswana after diamonds, contributing 5% to the gross domestic product (GDP). As a globally renowned Ramsar Site and major tourist attraction, the Okavango Delta is a resource of national, regional and international importance. This book examines the results of empirical micro-level studies undertaken in the Okavango Delta and contributes to the formulation of relevant policies for sustainable development in the Okavango Delta. (Imprint: Nova)

Foreword
J. B. Opschoor

Preface

List of Figures and Tables

Acknowledgments

Part One: Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction and Conceptual Framework
D.L. Kgathi, M.B. K. Darkoh and B.N. Ngwenya

Part Two: Livelihood Patterns in the Okavango Delta

Chapter 2: Historical Trends in Livelihoods Patterns in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
J.E. Mbaiwa, K. Mosepele, H. Bendsen and D. L. Kgathi

Chapter 3: Livelihood Activities and Income Portfolios in Rural Areas of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
D. L. Kgathi and M. R. Motsholapheko
Free Download Available

Chapter 4: Shocks and Rural Livelihoods in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
D. L. Kgathi, B. N. Ngwenya and J. Wilk

Chapter 5: Indigenous Knowledge, Livelihoods and Government Policy in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
L. Cassidy, J. Wilk, D. L. Kgathi, H. Bendsen, B. N. Ngwenya and K. Mosepele
Free Download Available

Chapter 6: An Assessment of Plant Based Natural Resources in the Okavango Region, Botswana Using Satellite Imagery
T. Meyer, L. Cassidy, S. Ringrose, C. Vanderpost, D. L. Kgathi, B. N. Ngwenya, H. Bendsen, W. Matheson, T. Kemosidile

Part Three: Access to Natural Resources and Environmental Outcomes

Chapter 7: Property Rights and Access to Natural Resources in Conservation Areas of the Okavango Delta, Botswana
D.L. Kgathi, M. Bolaane and S. Mosojane
Free Download Available

Chapter 8: Contending With Unequal and Privileged Access to Natural Resources and Land in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
J. E. Mbaiwa, B. N. Ngwenya and D. L. Kgathi

Chapter 9: The Political Ecology of Biodiversity Conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
P.K. Kgomotso

Chapter 10: Natural Resource Competition and Conflicts in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
J. E. Mbaiwa and M B.K. Darkoh

Part Four: Natural Resources Management, Institutions and Policies

Chapter 11: Land Boards and Land Management in Ngamiland District, Botswana
G. Mmopelwa

Chapter 12: Traditional Leaders and Natural Resources Management in Ngamiland, Botswana
D. L. Kgathi and B. N. Ngwenya

Chapter 13: Traditional Public Assembly (Kgotla) and Natural Resources Management in Ngamiland, Botswana
B. N. Ngwenya and D. L. Kgathi
Free Download Available

Chapter 14: Village Level Institutions at the Margins of Natural Resource Management: The Case of VDCs in Ngamiland, Botswana
B. N. Ngwenya
Free Download Available

Chapter 15: Community Trusts and Access to Natural Resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
J. E. Mbaiwa and O. T.Thakadu

Chapter 16: Knowledge and Information Management in CBNRM Practice in Botswana
J.E. Mbaiwa, O.T Thakadu, N.M. Moleele and T.M. Stone

Part Five: Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods in the Okavango Delta

Chapter 17: A Review of Implications of Policies on Sustainable Livelihoods in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
E. Segosebe

Chapter 18: Implications for Sustainable Livelihoods
M.B.K. Darkoh, J. E. Mbaiwa, D. L. Kgathi, and B. N. Ngwenya

List of Contributors

Index

You have not viewed any product yet.