History of Range Management in Botswana

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Wanda Nchidzi Mphinyane


It is not clear when organized range management began in Botswana. Oral records indicate that it is as old as the history of the Tswana people because they have always been associated with livestock farming. However, except for trading in livestoch and livestock products, there are no records of government policy on range management in the country prior to the country's independent from Btritain. Policy evolution dates back to the period shortly before independence in the 1960's and culminates with the Tribal Grazing Land Policy of 1975

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Wanda Nchidzi Mphinyane, University of Botswana

Department of Environmental Science

Senior Lecturer