Friday, June 27, 2008

Socio-economic conditions in the Okavango Delta

Recently published as Number 6 in HOORC's Okavango Report Series is the Socio-economic survey of subsistence fishing in the Okavango Delta, Botswana by HOORC researchers Barbara Ngwenya and Keta Mosepele. The report argues for development of a national fisheries policy that could support and safeguard traditional basket fishing as an important livelihood activity in the Delta. Dr Ngwenya also joined HOORC researchers Joseph Mbaiwa and Donald Kgathi in writing Contending with unequal and privileged access to natural resources and land in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, recently published in the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. The article looks at how state policy and regulatory instruments have altered traditional access to land and resources in the Okavango Delta. You can find both publications in HOORC's Library.

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