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Local Resource Management in Africa

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By: JPM Van den Breemer, CA Drijver and LB Venema

245 pages, Figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #48462 | ISBN: 0471960047
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Managing natural resources at a local level has become a crucial issue in many African countries as the degradation of nature is advancing rapidly and governments are increasingly unable to cope with it. In this book nine case studies are taken from all over Africa and comparisons are made which identify local and supralocal factors responsible for success or failure.


INTRODUCTION: Concept and Experiences of Local Resource Management in National Contexts; SECTION I: GENERAL ISSUES: Collaboration with Indigenous Farmers Associations in Agricultural Development and Resource Management; Accountability in Integrated Village Land Management; Drawing the Boundary: An Explorative Model of the Defence of the Commons; The Forest Agent at the Interface between Local Resource Management and National Policies; SECTION II: CASE STUDIES: Local Environmental Management in Benin; Insight, Self-Interest and Participation: The Keys to Improved Local Environmental Management, An Example for Senegambia; Working with Nature: Local Fishery Management on the Logone Floodplain in Chad and Cameroon; With a Little Help from our Friends: The Gouzda Case of Local Resource Management in Cameroon; Wildlife Resources and Local Development: Some Experiences with Zimbabwe's Campfire Programme; An Example of Local Level Soil Fertility Management in Northern Cameroon; Local Management of Moving Resources: The Case of the Dogon Village Herd; Pastoralists, Chiefs and Bureaucrats: A Grazing Scheme in Dryland Central Mali.

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