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dc.contributor.author Archer, Emma RM
dc.contributor.author Conrad, J
dc.contributor.author Munch, Z
dc.contributor.author Opperman, D
dc.contributor.author Tadross, M
dc.contributor.author Venter, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-20T09:57:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-20T09:57:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Archer, E.R.M., Conrad, J, Munch, Z et al. 2009. Climate change, groundwater and intensive commercial farming in the semi-arid northern Sandveld, South Africa. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, vol. 6(20), pp 139-155 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1943-815X
dc.identifier.issn 1943-8168
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19438150902916589
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ehrn.co.za/publications/download/34.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5585
dc.description Copyright: 2009 Taylor and Francis. This is the post-print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, vol. 6(20), pp 139-155 en_US
dc.description.abstract Progress in the area of international climate negotiation has been the site of substantively increased activity of late, yet the task of utilizing appropriate spatial scale climate change projections to understand climate change impacts on sensitive sectors remains challenging. The study described here, undertaken in semi-arid south western South Africa, shows how downscaled climate change projections may be used to characterize climate change impacts in an area that is both valuable from a conservation point of view, yet at the same time serves as host to input intensive commercial agribusiness in the form of potato and rooibos tea production. Such potentially polarized land management objectives have given rise to initiatives to develop better practice guidelines for undertaking intensive commercial agriculture in a sensitive biodiverse environment. The study suggests that climate change may make the achievement of such better practice significantly more challenging. Climate change is here seen as one of a number of critically interacting multiple stressors affecting the area; including the trend to input intensive farming. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;8096
dc.subject South African commercial farming en_US
dc.subject Semi-arid northern Sandveld en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Biodiversity en_US
dc.subject Groundwater en_US
dc.subject Development studies en_US
dc.subject Energy en_US
dc.subject Environment and the developing world en_US
dc.subject Environmental change en_US
dc.subject Environmental pollution en_US
dc.subject Environmental policy en_US
dc.subject Environmental sciences en_US
dc.subject Pollution en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.title Climate change, groundwater and intensive commercial farming in the semi-arid northern Sandveld, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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