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Forest resources and rural livelihoods in the north-central regions of Namibia

MacGregor, James and Palmer, Charles and Barnes, Jonathon (2007) Forest resources and rural livelihoods in the north-central regions of Namibia. Environmental Economics Programme discussion paper, 07-01. International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. ISBN 9781843696759

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Identification Number: 07-01

Abstract

This paper reports on the results from a household survey of forest resources use in the north-central regions of Namibia (NCR), focusing on the four relatively densely settled rural areas, which also include several small rapidly developing urban nodes. The paper aims to address the concern that both poverty and economic development are increasing and driving over-utilisation of forest resources. We examined current levels of utilisation of forest resources at a household level and applied a dynamic modelling approach in order to develop policy pointers that can maximise poverty alleviation and conservation benefits as Namibia develops.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://www.iied.org/
Additional Information: © 2007 The authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 12:49
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 16:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/27967

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