The overall goal of the project is to assist in the development of more
effective, equitable and sustainable participatory management of
renewable natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the
research is to identify the links between the sustainability of
different farming systems and agricultural policy in South Africa and
Political and administrative factors have been important determinants of
land-use/landcover change in the Eastern Cape. The large-scale spatial
variability, which can be attributed to the co-occurrence of contrasting
land-use practises linked to contrasting socio-economic systems, and the
short-term temporal variability demand adaptive forms of resource
management to ensure sustainable natural resource utilisation. The
highly variable knowledge of resource management in the Eastern Cape and
the apparently weak knowledge of mechanisms need to be addressed. Until
a reliable, predictive understanding of natural resource management is
established in the Eastern Cape, it will be difficult to know how the
natural resources of the province will be affected in the future.
Natural resource management and policy in Eastern CapeProvince, South Africa: overview paper. Working Paper 4, ISBN: 1 902518640, 69 pp.
Natural resource management and policy in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: overview paper. Working Paper 4.