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The Degradation Debate: Is Clarification Possible?

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dc.contributor.author Dahlberg, Annika
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-12T20:15:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-12T20:15:33Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4584
dc.description.abstract "The range monitoring programme established by the Range Ecology Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture in Botswana (described in Hendzel 1981), has been heavily criticised on a number of points, and the data collected in the southern part of the country are considered to be especially unreliable. I do not want to imply that this data, going back over 20 years, is of no interest (in fact I am doing a similar analysis for sites in the north eastern part of Botswana), but I do think that one has to be much more careful in what one thinks the data can prove, and that the uncertainties and unreliability of the sampling procedures and statistical analysis should be fully described. Furthermore, considering the high spatial variability of rainfall in Botswana, it would be of interest to know how far the sampling points were from the rainfall station in Gaborone. To make correlations between rainfall and other factors, such as grazing and relative cover of grasses, it is important to have access to local rainfall figures." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Network Paper, no. 35c en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject livestock en_US
dc.subject rangelands en_US
dc.title The Degradation Debate: Is Clarification Possible? en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Pastoral Development Network, Overseas Development Institute, London en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Botswana en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US

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