Shocks and Rural Livelihoods in The Okavango Delta, Botswana
2011 (English)In: Rural Livelihoods, Risk and Political Economy of Access to Natural Resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana / [ed] Kgathi, D.L., Ngwenya, B.N. and Darkoh, M.K.B., Nova Publishers , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
The Okavango Delta, a globally renowned wetland, is characterized by a mosaic of meandering watercourses, floodplains and islands, and is home to a variety of wildlife and vegetation species. It is a major source of livelihoods for the local communities and also an important attraction for tourism, the second most important economic activity in Botswana after diamonds, contributing 5% to the gross domestic product (GDP). As a globally renowned Ramsar Site and major tourist attraction, the Okavango Delta is a resource of national, regional and international importance. This book examines the results of empirical micro-level studies undertaken in the Okavango Delta and contributes to the formulation of relevant policies for sustainable development in the Okavango Delta. (Imprint: Nova Press)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nova Publishers , 2011.
IWRM, Okavango Delta, rural livelihoods, natural resource management
Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66480ISBN: 9781611223026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-66480DiVA: diva2:404384