Articles by Author: Melvin Bv Swarts

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  1. Feeding ecology of four livestock species under different management in a semi-arid pastoral system in South Africa

    Feeding ecology of four livestock species under different management in a semi-arid pastoral system in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The Leliefontein communal area in Namaqualand is grazed by mixed species herds that have multiple benefits for pastoralists. This study assessed how the management (herding and free-ranging) of different livestock herds affects their feeding ecology during the wet and dry...
  2. Through the lens of a herder: insights into landscape ethno-ecological knowledge on rangelands in Namaqualand

    Through the lens of a herder: insights into landscape ethno-ecological knowledge on rangelands in Namaqualand

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Pastoral areas around the world, including South Africa, are resource poor and external development interventions to improve conditions have largely been unsuccessful. It has been advocated that the focus should shift from external stakeholders to local pastoralists by incorporating the...
  3. The impacts of season and livestock management strategy on the quality of diets selected by goats and sheep in the semi-arid rangelands of Namaqualand, South Africa

    The impacts of season and livestock management strategy on the quality of diets selected by goats and sheep in the semi-arid rangelands of Namaqualand, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Access to good-quality forages is one of the major limitations to livestock production in semi-arid pastoral systems. This study aimed to determine whether there are differences in the nutritional quality of diets selected by herded and free-ranging goat and sheep...
  4. The ‘youth and agriculture’ problem: implications for rangeland development

    The ‘youth and agriculture’ problem: implications for rangeland development

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    There is a common perception in South Africa that the youth are not interested in agriculture, leading to two concerns: first, that this is exacerbating the youth unemployment crisis, and second, that the already low levels of agricultural activity in...
  5. A Pointfree Study of Bases For Spaces Of Minimal Prime Ideals

    A Pointfree Study of Bases For Spaces Of Minimal Prime Ideals

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Quaestiones Mathematicae
    Let C (X) denote the ring of all real-valued continuous functions on a topological space X, and mX its space of minimal prime ideals with the hull-kernel topology. It has a base consisting of clopen sets and which contains the...