Management of communal grazing in Botswana

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Publisher: Govt. of the Republic of Botswana, Ministry of Agriculture in Ramatlabama, Botswana

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Edition Notes

StatementEvaluation Unit, Ranch Management Centre.
ContributionsBotswana. Ranch Management Centre. Evaluation Unit.
LC ClassificationsHD1289.B65 M36 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3886630M
LC Control Number81214861

  This would relieve grazing pressure in the communal areas, thus enhancing herd productivity and at the same time providing a more equitable distribution of land among rural people. The TGLP White Paper paid special attention to protecting "the interests of those who own only a few cattle or none at all" (Republic of Botswana ). DEVELOPING AND MANAGING SMALL HERD OF BEEF CATTLE Introductions Beef production is a large and important segment of South African farming. Beef farming works well with other agricultural enterprises like grain (in particular), orchard, vegetable, or other crop operations. Cattle can make efficient use of feed. The Kgalagadi District in western Botswana is semi-arid with rainfall varying from mm to mm per annum. The Matsheng area of this district is situated some km west of Gaborone ().It consists of four villages located in communally-managed rangelands as well as many small settlements in the surrounding wildlife management areas (WMA) where priority is given to wildlife conservation Cited by: Land Management Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Increasing Land Productivity crops and the land would revert to communal use after harvesting for things such as grazing. There were no individual rights to grazing as all members of the community were entitled to communal grazing. In Lesotho, land was viewed as a "free good.

Therefore, grazing management systems that affect forage quality and quantity also influence the foraging behaviour of the grazing animal. In most communal areas of Zimbabwe, traditional grazing management is practiced mainly through herding cattle during the rainy season. In some areas, grazing schemes, involving fencing of the. power over communal land relative to the rights of families and individuals who have inherited residential sites, fields and access to grazing land over generations. Various lobbies of traditional leaders including the Inkatha Freedom Party and the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South African (Contralesa) claim that title to the land in. Examples include, inter alia, mobile dunes of the southern Kalahari, areas previously used for exotic trees and mine tailings, and degraded communal rangelands. Services: Training of students and farmers on basic principles of managing veld and pastures. pressure on communal rangelands wh communal farmers. Kalahari Desert The Kalahari is the widespread elevat (Taylor, cited in USAID, ). hat Botswana's cattle population stood at ommunal rangelands accounted for 86 per rners in Botswana, while private grazing in national cattle herd and 5 per cent of the e and Mogotsi, ). Many urban.

The grazing management project in the Okhombe ward of the Amazizi Tribal Authority formed part of the National Department of Agriculture's LandCare program to address communal natural resource management issues. Okhombe land is communal whereby every member of the community is the legal owner of the rangeland with individual ownership of stock. managers, constrained effective management (White ) and the expected transformation from cattle post managers to modern ranch managers was never realised. As a sequel to the LDP1, Tribal Grazing Land Policy (TGLP) was introduced to tackle the issue of poor livestock productivity in communal areas and the alleged overgrazing due to. Grazing rights in Namibia’s communal areas A case study of a local land grabbing dispute in Western Kavango region While conflict and competition over land is a major trend in Africa, and there are allegations of ‘land grabbing’ of large areas of land from local people, usually by foreign companies, other more localised forms of. Sheep Production and Management Revised by Clay P. Mathis, Extension Livestock Specialist Tim Ross, Professor, Animal Science Many New Mexico livestock producers could profit by including sheep in their farm enterprises. Sheep are among the most efficient of all the domestic animals and have been for thousands of years. Different from cattle.

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Best management practices employed by the farmer: Use of natural pasture for grazing livestock To be an owner manager of the livestock enterprise in Management of communal grazing in Botswana book to avoid mismanagement Pays herd boys at least P per month which is more than current government minimum wage of P Timely disease and parasite control measuresFile Size: 1MB.

TGLP, over the next five years. To address the issues of grazing control and better range management in the communal areas, the Animal Production Research Unit (APRU) was directed to establish twelve communal grazing units using communal area cattle, and a further two control units stocked and managed by APRU.

Objectives. the goats managed to survive from ample grass that was denser in this district in communal grazing areas than in the other two case study districts surveyed for the study. Table 1 - Monthly growth parameters of goats browsing natural pastures in communal areas across three districts of Botswana Kweneng 1 Kgalagadi 2 Central 3 P-value.

informs us that Botswana’s cattle population stood at million inwhere grazing in communal rangelands accounted for 86% of the cattle and 71% of farmers in Botswana, while private grazing in ranches accounted for 14% of the national cattle herd and 5% of the land area (GoB, cited in Mosalagae and Mogotsi, ).

Botswana’s rangeland incentivizes privatization and fencing of communal grazing land through development of leasehold ranches. These ranches and the benefits of privatization are concentrated in the hands of a few wealthy and powerful people; many of the country’s poorest households have meanwhile lost access to land and naturalFile Size: KB.

As part of the Nile Basin Development Challenge, local Innovation Platforms (IP) have been formed in three sites in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia to improve approaches to rain water management. It is hoped that Management of communal grazing in Botswana book level platforms will enable actors to exchange knowledge, promote innovation capacity and participate in joint action.

To date. Private grazing lands will solve the problem of poor carrying capacity. Private grazing lands will solve the problem of over stocking.

Private grazing lands is most suited for cattle production in Botswana. Private grazing lands will ensure availability of nutritious grasses to animals.

Grazing management in the communal rangelands of the Upper Thukela, Kwazulu-Natal Published: dewey class number: Full text also available online. Makobo, H., Kahiya, N., Macala, N., Tlhalerwa, V and Tacheba, G. () Evaluation of Potential Financial Performance of Commercial Ranches in Communal Grazing Areas of Botswana, in: Proceedings of the National Conference on the Fencing Component of the National Agricultural Development Policy.

MoA/MLGL&H. th June,edited by V.K Cited by: 2. communal land in Namibia state property, and power over those lands was vested in the president (Fuller 4). This was a situation which left many traditional leaders and authorities in confusion, as many were not sure anymore of their role in communal land management.

Legal clarity only arrived in with the passage of theCited by: 1. Land use, rangeland degradation and ecological changes in the southern Kalahari, Botswana Kalahari Wildlife Management Areas, Botswana: rethinking communal grazing areas and Wildlife.

The Minister of Lands and Housing says his ministry has no intention of reducing the wildlife management areas (WMA) in Kgalagadi for communal grazing area purposes.

In the government of Botswana introduced the National Policy on Tribal Grazing Land (White paper No.2 of ), known as TGLP. Tribal grazing land was zoned into Communal Areas, in which communities retained collective land rights; Commercial Areas, in which leasehold rights were granted for ranching purposes; Wildlife Management Areas, in which wildlife utilisation was the primary form.

Flock sizes in communal areas are generally limited by little available grazing land available, low reproduction efficiency and high prevalence of parasites and diseases (Rumosa Gwaze et al., Botswana - National Land Management and Livestock Project (English). communal rangeland in Botswana, based on an analysis of secondary data.

The exercise incorporates the three major direct uses, both marketed and non-marketed, of rangelands - livestock, wildlife and gathering. The valuation clearly shows that each use makes a. From the experience gained during six years of attempting to establish and operate communal grazing cells a number of conclusions can be drawn in relation to co-operative action and development project approaches and in the communal areas of Botswana.

he communal grazing cell. response to land degradation due to poor management of communal rangelands. In Botswana, the government introduced commercial ranches through the Tribal Kgosikoma et al.

89 Grazing Land Policy (TGLP) (Botswana Government, ). The communal grazing land was demarcated intoFile Size: KB. Botswana (/ b ɒ t ˈ s w ɑː n ə / (), also UK: / b ʊ t- b ʊ ˈ tʃ w-/), officially the Republic of Botswana (Setswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country in Southern ly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September Since then, it has been a representative republic Calling code: +   Article: Southern Africa’s Experience with Intensive Short Duration Grazing Authors: Skovlin, J.

Published: Rangelands 9(4), August This paper points to previous research by Tainton that highlights the tension between utilization and animal performance. In some cases where stocking rates are managed at very high levels for high utilization, animal performance is likely to suffer:.

Botswana Notes and Records, Volume 25 Livestock Development and Pastoral Production on Communal Rangeland in Botswana Richard White Occasional Paper Botswana Society, Pages Price P ISBN 60 20 X The focus of this book is communal areas.

By and large, the book discusses the. agricultural extension Agricultural Field Services Agricultural Management Associations Agricultural Officer arable arrangements Barolong borehole Botswana by-laws CAMA office cattle cattlepost Chambers and Feldman Co-operatives communal areas communal grazing consultation DAFS dam groups DAOs discussion District draft power encouraged.

In Chapter 7, Dominguez gives an interesting and detailed account of the agdal system, a communal management regime in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The chapter describes the system of opening and closing different areas for grazing and how the movements of herds are governed by a set of rules and : Claire Bedelian.

GRAZING RIGHTS IN COMMUNAL AREAS OF A POST-INDEPENDENT NAMIBIA: A CASE STUDY OF A GRAZING DISPUTE IN WESTERN KAVANGO REGION A Thesis to be Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree in Land and Agrarian Studies of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Author: Theodor Kupembona Muduva.

categories of land: Commercial Grazing Areas, Communal Grazing Areas, and Reserved Grazing Areas. The zoning envisaged under the policy was to be limited to the tribal territories where the traditional system of land tenure operates.

The three kinds of grazing areas created under the zoning system would confer different interests in land. Grasses & Grazers of Botswana Paperback – October 3, by Veronica Roodt (Author) › Visit Amazon's Veronica Roodt Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for • effective grassland management practices. Nature lovers, farmers, students and tourists who seek an in-depth look at the interactions 5/5(1). - Distribution == grazing system (e.g. Fodder Bank System) Principle do's and don'ts 1.

Know the different grass species and their grazing values. Realise that all grasses are not equally suited for grazing. Palatable perennial grasses are the main fodder source. Plan the management of your farm and construct fences according to File Size: KB.

Communal grazing cells were located within overgrazed zones surrounding villages, comprising a peripheral fence around a water source.

The grazing cells were communally owned and operated, stocked with cattle from the community. A prerequisite for funding of a grazing cell was the registration of the participants as an Agricultural Management Association (AMA) to give the group 'body corporate' Cited by: 1.

In dryland Africa, access to land and water resources are central to pastoral livelihood activities.

Policy intervention in these regions represents the outcome of concerted post-independence processes in which countries have committed to land tenure transformation as a policy objective.

This was meant to create private, liberal property rights to replace communal customary tenure systems Cited by: 3. 6 Goat Production Handbook Purpose of this book The aim of this book is to assist owners of indigenous goats with extensive farming systems.

It looks at ways to improve the productivity of their flocks. It is designed to be shared with farmers in a way that allows them to understand how to find their way through the book and how to find.

Game Ranching Policy for Botswana. Botswana. Government Printer, - Big Tribal Grazing Animal Health assist Game Ranchers buffalo fence capture operators communal areas concerning Game Ranching Conservation and National Demonstration Game Ranch Department of Animal Department of Wildlife development of game DWNP endangered species.The study was carried out in Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) ranch (latitude 24°33’”S longitude 25°57’”E) and Mmamolongwana communal grazing area (latitude 24°27’”S longitude 26° 1’”E) representing the fenced Author: Wazha Mugabe, Lawrence Akanyang, Mackenzie Nsinamwa, Batanani Moatswi, Naledi Matthews, Kealeboga Di.Communal grazing 36 Dual grazing rights 37 Change of use of TGLP ranches 39 Land for wildlife development 40 Land for tourism development 42 Management of File Size: KB.