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Grassland enclosures: catalyst of land degradation in Inner Mongolia


Human Organization 55(3): 307-313
Grassland enclosures: catalyst of land degradation in Inner Mongolia
Since decollectivization, Chinese government policies have promoted household enclosures as the best solution to maximize pastoral productivity and control desert expansion in grassland areas. Recent fieldwork from Inner Mongolia contradicts this optimism. Data and participant-observation reveal that enclosures, as implemented through village level social context, actually compound grazing problems for most residents and the wider ecosystem.

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Accession: 002854159

DOI: 10.17730/humo.55.3.u46ht013r361668t



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