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  1. Clinics and home-based care organisations: an interface between theformal and informal health sectors

    Clinics and home-based care organisations: an interface between theformal and informal health sectors

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The article outlines the findings of a study designed to explore the working relationship between home-based caregivers and clinic nurses at locations in two informal settlements in Johannesburg, South Africa. By considering the views and experiences of both sponsored and...
  2. Innovation policies in the Mediterranean area: Towards a Mediterranean system of innovation

    Innovation policies in the Mediterranean area: Towards a Mediterranean system of innovation

    The contribution of this paper has both theoretical and policy relevance. It is one of the first exploratory studies of the Mediterranean system of innovation built on the concept of innovation systems. The paper provides a brief literature review and...
  3. Studying the Logone floodplain, Cameroon, as a coupled human and natural system<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Studying the Logone floodplain, Cameroon, as a coupled human and natural system<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    African floodplains are an excellent example of coupled human–natural systems because they exhibit strong interactions among multiple social, ecological, and hydrological systems. The intra-annual and interannual variations in seasonal flooding have direct and indirect impacts on ecosystems and human lives...
  4. Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods

    Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Adopting a systems view and regenerative philosophy can indicate how to regenerate ecosystem function on commercial-scale agro-ecological landscapes. Adaptive multi-paddock grazing management is an example of an approach for grazinglands. Leading conservation farmers have achieved superior results in ecosystem improvement,...
  5. Pine Provenance Research in South Africa: Promises and Problems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Provenance research really started with the work of H.L. Duhamel Du Monceau on Pinus sylvestris in the eighteenth century. In South Africa the first properly designed provenance trials were established between 1934 and 1936 with the testing of five races...
  6. Cable Yarding in Southern Africa: An Analysis of its Productivity and Possible Procedure for its Improvement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The demand for timber in southern Africa is increasing and this is resulting in the afforestation of areas which require cable yarding when harvested. The demand for cable yarders, essentially fixed skylines, is therefore increasing rapidly. Stress is being placed...
  7. Role of Eucalypt Plantations in Timber Supply and Forest Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The role of eucalypt plantations in timber supply and forest conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa was investigated. The annual destruction of 11,5 million ha of tropical forest is highlighted, the various causes indicated and the controversy whether fast-growing plantations and woodlots...
  8. Veld management : A challenge to agricultural extension

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    This paper discusses the problems of communicating veld management practices to farmers within the framework of the knowledge generation and diffusion system. Suggestions are made for improving the system through greater involvement of farmers in research and extension, and for...
  9. Communal land use and the ‘tragedy of the commons’: Some problems and development perspectives with specific reference to semi‐arid regions of southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Traditional communal farming in southern Africa has often been described as unproductive and directly responsible for regional poverty and vegetation degradation. Each aspect of this argument rests on a set of unchallenged assumptions concerning the nature of communal farming. Studies...
  10. The incompatibility of controlled selective grazing systems with farmers’ needs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Since extension inputs, subsidy schemes and even legislation over several decades were unable to stem the veld deterioration in southern Africa, a renewed attempt was made to identify the causes of the non‐adoption of recommended veld management practices. The hypothesis...