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Linking degradation assessment to sustainable land management : a decision support system for Kalahari pastoralists
This paper describes a manual-style Decision Support System that integrates land degradation indicators with adaptive management options and is designed for land managers to easily collect data and monitor progress towards environmental sustainability goals. A number of similar tools have been developed for ranchers in southern Africa, but there has been little help for land managers under common property regimes. Manuals were therefore primarily designed for use by communal pastoralists in three study areas in the Kalahari, Botswana. Separate manuals were developed for each study area in response to the differences in indicators and management options deemed relevant for each by local communities. The design of the DSS has been optimised using an “innovation-decision” approach combined with local and external expert review to enhance the likelihood of widespread uptake and application by land managers. Manuals are designed for regular use by pastoralists to identify detrimental environmental change early, and guide sustainable management responses. The recommended assessment procedure is flexible, and designed to make recording and interpretation of results simple for users.
10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.06.016
English

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Co-author M.S. Reed

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Co-author A.J. Dougill

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74
1
Yes
0140-1963
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/fundingbodyagreements
Academic Press, Elsevier
01 January 2010
149-155
London
Post-print
Journal of arid environments

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Reed, M.S. and Dougill, A.J (2010) Linking degradation assessment to sustainable land management : a decision support system for Kalahari pastoralists. Journal of arid environments. 74 (1), pp. 149-155 London: Academic Press, Elsevier.

Vancouver

Reed M.S. and Dougill A.J. Linking degradation assessment to sustainable land management : a decision support system for Kalahari pastoralists. Journal of arid environments 2010; 74 (1): 149-155.