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Aspects of Resource Conflict in Semi-Arid Africa

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Blench, Roger
Date: 1996
Agency: Overseas Development Instiutue, London, UK
Series: Natural Resource Perspectives, no. 15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3802
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Region: Africa
Subject(s): resource management
conflict
Abstract: "The present century has seen a significant real increase in resource conflict in semi-arid Africa. The most important causes of this are human population increase and the globalisation of the economy. Such conflicts reflect both point resources (mines, farms, reserves) and ecozonal conflicts (water, grazing and hunting rights). Although attempts to involve the community have been partially successful in relation to reserved land, conflict over extensive and patchy common property resources such as wetlands and grazing has made them more difficult to conserve and manage."

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