This is the final Technical Report for the project - Mopane woodlands and the Mopane worm: enhancing rural livelihoods and resource sustainability. The project purpose was to identify the principal factors that limit MW production and to determine how MW and mopane woodland can be managed to increase production. Socioeconomic studies addressed the use of MW as a livelihood support for poor rural people. Ecological investigations addressed elements of MW population biology and mopane woodland management to facilitate improved management of mopane woodland to increase mopane worm yields. Domestication strategies were developed by which mopane worms could be farmed at community and household levels.
Division of Biology, Imperial College, London, UK, 119 pp.