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Economic Valuation of Communal Rangelands in Botswana: A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Arntzen, Jaap en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:07:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:07:15Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-11-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-11-08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3650
dc.description.abstract "The literature on rangelands is extensive but very little includes an examination of rangeland valuation. Where it does appear, rangelands tend to be undervalued, mainly due to the fact that most analyses are a) restricted to a specific sector, most commonly livestock production; b) biased towards one marketed product, frequently beef sales or slaughter; and c) limited to use values. Undervaluation of rangelands may contribute to their mismanagement or their transformation to monoculture, such as livestock or wildlife. Similarly, this may lead to inappropriate policy recommendations and prescriptions, for example that vegetation changes in rangelands are not a problem as long as they do not affect livestock productivity. "This paper undertakes a valuation exercise in an effort to address the first two causes of undervaluation mentioned above. The objective is to estimate the annual direct use value of an average hectare of communal rangeland in Botswana, based on an analysis of secondary data. The exercise incorporates the three major direct uses, both marketed and nonmarketed, of rangelands - livestock, wildlife and gathering." en_US
dc.subject rangelands--case studies en_US
dc.subject grazing--case studies en_US
dc.subject resource management--case studies en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.title Economic Valuation of Communal Rangelands in Botswana: A Case Study en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Botswana en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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