Strengthening communal rangelands management in Botswana

Buckham-Walsh, Lael and Mutambirwa, Cathrine Chipo (2014) Strengthening communal rangelands management in Botswana. In: The governance of rangelands. Routledge, p. 214. ISBN 9781138785144

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This chapter explores the management of communal rangelands in Botswana. The approach links national analysis with local observations from case studies in published literature and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) work on participatory planning and community engagement in natural resource management in Kgalagadi District, where the legal and policy opportunities and constraints to achieving sustainable land management are examined. Kgalagadi District is the southernmost district of Botswana and lies within the Kalahari Desert. Despite Botswana’s progressive approach to developing the robust land administration and land tenure systems that contribute to good governance and economic progress, in reality land management is still confronted by the need to connect a traditional communal rangeland management system with a growing urban economy and an increasing land market.

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