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Community fencing in open rangelands: a case study of community self-empowerment in Eastern Namibia


Community fencing in open rangelands: a case study of community self-empowerment in Eastern Namibia



Contested resources: challenges to the governance of natural resources in Southern Africa Papers from the International Symposium, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 18-20 October 2000: 127-140



This paper examines the cross-cutting debates of empowerment, vulnerability, sustainability and livelihoods within the local and global contexts relevant to the people of Okonyoka, Namibia. Here, people are adapting their livelihoods flexibly in response to both environmental and natural resource variability and to changes in social institutions and land use policies.

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