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Grassland enclosures: catalyst of land degradation in Inner Mongolia

Grassland enclosures: catalyst of land degradation in Inner Mongolia

Human Organization 55(3): 307-313

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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DOI: 10.17730/humo.55.3.u46ht013r361668t

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