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Title: Participatory catchment management: an opportunity for South Africa
Authors: Versfeld, DB
Keywords: Participatory rural appraisal
Catchment rehabilitation
Water supply
Land management
Soil erosion
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Citation: Versfeld, DB. 1995. Participatory catchment management: an opportunity for South Africa. Water Science and Technology, vol. 32, 06 May, pp 145-151
Abstract: South Africa has hundreds of thousands of hectares of heavily populated and badly degraded landscapes. Past attempts at land management have been either through avoidance or the top-down imposition of ''betterment'' schemes. Participatory methods offer a new opportunity for communities living within these catchments to share their knowledge and to become involved in planning and implementing the management process. This paper discusses the use of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in a catchment rehabilitation programme in rural KwaZulu/Natal, the lessons learnt and the prospects for wider application.
Description: Copyright: 1995 Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/737
ISSN: 0273-1223
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