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Published by Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English



  • Namibia.


  • Land degradation -- Economic aspects -- Namibia.,
  • Desertification -- Economic aspects -- Namibia.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Julian Quan, David Barton, and Czech Conroy ; coordinated by Caroline Ashley.
SeriesDEA research discussion paper ;, no. 3, Research discussion paper ;, no. 3.
ContributionsBarton, David., Conroy, Czech., Ashley, Caroline., Namibia. Directorate of Environmental Affairs., Namibia. Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Rural Development., Desert Ecological Research Unit (Namibia)
LC ClassificationsHD998.Z63 Q83 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL342696M
LC Control Number97983135

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  Quan J, Barton D, Conroy C () A preliminary assessment of the economic impact of desertification in Namibia. DEA Research Discussion Paper No. 3, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia Google Scholar RAP (a) State of community forestry and nurseries in communal north-central by: 1. Socio-economic impacts, such as an increase in relative poverty and retrenchments in the agricultural sector are critical variables. Their estimation is hindered by lack of social and bio-physical data and by synergies between these impacts and the underlying social causes of desertification. DLDD is the main cause of rural-urban migration. Namibia, land degradation is clearly a problem in north-central Namibia owing to deforestation and soil nutrient depletion (Erkkil ¨ a and Siisk onen, ; Quan et al., a). A preliminary assessment of the economic impact of desertification in Namibia. DEA Research Discussion Paper 3: pp. - Executive summary report, 44 pp. - Case study report, northern communal areas (Uukwaluudhi), 35 pp.

separately, if policies for addressing desertification are to be effective. • However, improving estimates of the magnitudes of economic and social impacts will require better measurements of the extent and rate of change of desertification, and the integration of desertification into national statistics and planning methods.   Kunene could turn into desert WINDHOEK – Strategies should be implemented sooner rather than later as by drought-hit Kunene could become an inhabitable and barren piece of land. The year has been set as the National Action Programme (NAP3) to implement the United Nations’ Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). This stern warning. “Fiscal reforms will continue so that funds are allocated to priority areas, with high impact on economic and social development, while directing resources to capital projects with a high rate of return. Equally so, we recognise that a robust and growing economy, one creating decent and gainful employment, is a prerequisite for the mid-to. 8 • SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES Th ose impacts may result from, or be accelerated in part, by any of the following: } having large work camps near small communities } additional in-migration by new workers } the presence of more disposable income in the community and } altered cultural norms.

investment and the alleviation of poverty [Namibia’s Green Plan - chapter 11 (j)]. 3. Namibia has inherited a colonial legacy of institutionalised segregation which has led to economic disenfranchisement and contributed to general environmental degradation and habitat destruction in certain areas [Namibia’s Green Plan - chapter 11 (j)]. 4. Attention to land degradation and environmental pollution has increased significantly in the past 25 years, largely due to greater levels of international cooperation and recognition that local changes in land resources have global impacts. ECONOMIC CRISIS ON THE NAMIBIAN ECONOMY A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT Strategy and Policy Unit implications for the global economy. There is a general fear in Namibia that the global financial crisis and its likely impact on the economy will have an adverse effect on the well-being of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. The impacts of desertification vary from place to place. Although the United States has the highest percentage of drylands at 74%, Sub-Saharan Africa, because of its dependence on land, is more deeply affected. In Kenya, around 80% of the land surface is threatened by desertification. In , Concern, in partnership with the Diocese of Malindi.