Title:

Assessing urban growth and rural land use transformations in across-border situation in Northern Namibia and Southern Angola

Publication Year:
2015
Abstract:

The Okavango catchment is a hot spot of accelerating land use change. In particular, climate predictions, demographic developments and a growing utilization of ecosystem services and functions are expected to increase pressure on resources and land. Land use conflicts, the sustenance of precarious livelihoods, deforestation of woodland savannahs, upstream–downstream water issues and human–wildlife conflicts are among the processes that are characteristic of policy and management challenges in the region. In theEastern and Western Kavango regions of Namibia and the Cuando-Cubango province of Angola, a unique cross-border situation exists that allows assessing how the combination of local traditions, regional land management and national policies determines spatial patterns of land use and land cover transformation processes. Keywords: Remote sensing, Ethnography, Land use change, Cross-border comparison, Angola, Namibia.

Publication Title:

Land Use Policy

Volume:
42
Pages:
340-354
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en

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