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Continuing Discontinuities: Local and State Perspectives on Cattle Production and Water Management in Botswana

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dc.contributor.author Manzungu, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Mpho, Tiego
dc.contributor.author Mpale-Mudanga, Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T14:44:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T14:44:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6371
dc.description.abstract "From 1885 when the modern state of Botswana was founded until the discovery of significant mineral deposits in 1967, one year after independence, the livestock industry, particularly cattle production, played a significant role in the country’s economy. Today there are concerns about how the livestock industry, because of its importance to many rural households, and its potential to diversify the mineral‐dominated economy, can be revived. In recognition of the country’s semi‐arid climate, the government has promoted a policy of developing water sources for livestock watering. The state has acknowledged the policy has largely been ineffective, but continues to implement it. This paper attempts to explain this paradox by examining state and local perspectives in the management of water and related resources in the Botswana part of the Limpopo river basin. The discontinuities between the local inhabitants and state practitioners are analyzed within the wider physical social, political, and economic landscape. We ascribe the continued implementation of an ineffective policy to modernisation claims." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject traditional institutions en_US
dc.subject modernization en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject cattle en_US
dc.title Continuing Discontinuities: Local and State Perspectives on Cattle Production and Water Management in Botswana en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Botswana en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Water Alternatives en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 205-224 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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