Local Social Institutions and Sustaining the Commons in Rural Africa

dc.contributor.authorMatowanyika, Joseph Z. Z.en_US
dc.coverage.countryZimbabween_US
dc.coverage.regionAfricaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:36:56Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:36:56Z
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-06-18en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-06-18en_US
dc.description.abstract"Common property resource management and their sustainability in rural Africa depend very much on local socio-cultural institutions. Several institutional arrangements with a direct bearing on CPR management have been observed and their resilience suggests that they need to be carefully studied to promote sustainability. The author has observed these directly in a small community in rural Zimbabwe and has noted that they are important in managing important parts of the local ecosystems and parts of these. Indeed, examining CPRs from a single resource management approach can actually promote the destruction of several other parts of the local ecosystem. Multi-resource management is therefore advocated when promoting local socio-cultural institutions in promoting sustainability of the local commons. It is also suggested that this case is so for many parts of Africa, given similar socio-cultural situations. Sustainability is likely to be promoted because the observed social institutions are themselves an important resource which reside within the people. In the light of the inability of providing adequate external resources, they must be promoted."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesSeptember 27-30, 1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceDesigning Sustainability on the Commons, the First Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Propertyen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocDuke University, Durham, NCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/1454
dc.subjectresource managementen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subjectinstitutionsen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subject.sectorGeneral & Multiple Resourcesen_US
dc.submitter.emailefcastle@indiana.eduen_US
dc.titleLocal Social Institutions and Sustaining the Commons in Rural Africaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US

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