Articles by Keyword: Indigenous Communities

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  1. Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Mobilising indigenous resources for anthropologically designed HIV-prevention and behaviour-change interventions in southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV prevention is often implemented as if African culture were either nonexistent or a series of obstacles to overcome in order to achieve an effective, gender-equitable, human rights-based set of interventions. Similarly, traditional or indigenous leaders, such as chiefs and...
  2. Estimated Woody Litterfall in Broadleaved, Evergreen Forest, Southern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    A new line-transect technique for monitoring woody litterfall in forests is described. In indigenous, evergreen coastal forest at Harkerville, southern Cape, branches and trees which fell and accumulated across 50 m lengths of twine over a period of seven years,...
  3. Indigenous High Forests in the Transvaal with Special Reference to Inventory and Monitoring Systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The indigenous forests in the Transvaal comprise a total area of 35 385 ha, of which 18 088 ha or 51% are situated on State forest land. The forests are found mainly along the Drakensberg escarpment and, to a lesser...
  4. DECOMPOSITION IN PELAGIC MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

    DECOMPOSITION IN PELAGIC MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    During the decomposition of plant detritus, complex microbial successions develop which are dominated in the early stages by a number of distinct bacterial morphotypes. The microheterotrophic community rapidly becomes heterogenous and may include cyanobacteria, fungi, yeasts and bactivorous protozoans.
  5. Pentachlorophenol-contaminated soil bioremediation: survival and efficacy of monoculture inoculants and enrichment of indigenous catabolic populations

    Pentachlorophenol-contaminated soil bioremediation: survival and efficacy of monoculture inoculants and enrichment of indigenous catabolic populations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Survival and efficacy of monoculture inoculants of Flavobaderium sp. and Rhodococcus chlorophenolicus to bioremediate PCP-contaminated soil were examined under sterile and non-sterile conditions. Both species effected ≥ 40% catabolism in four weeks although inoculant survival was significantly higher with R...
  6. Breaking dormancy to improve germination in seeds of <em>Acacia erioloba</em>

    Breaking dormancy to improve germination in seeds of <em>Acacia erioloba</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Although Acacia erioloba is an ecologically important indigenous leguminous tree in semi-arid areas of Southern Africa, its propagation remains difficult because of seed dormancy. Different techniques of scarifying the seeds to break dormancy were tested and compared viz.: non-scarified (control),...
  7. The effects of soil amendments and mulch on emergence, pod development and yield of bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) in a hard-setting soil

    The effects of soil amendments and mulch on emergence, pod development and yield of bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) in a hard-setting soil

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Poor crop establishment is a common problem in the soils of semi-arid areas of South Africa and is often one of the main factors limiting crop yields. Hard-setting Hutton soils (Chromic Luvisol) expose shoots of emerging crop seedlings to high...
  8. Nitrogen fixation and biomass productivity of indigenous legumes for fertility restoration of abandoned soils in smallholder farming systems

    Nitrogen fixation and biomass productivity of indigenous legumes for fertility restoration of abandoned soils in smallholder farming systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Most legume-based soil fertility technologies often fail to make the desired impact on nutrient-depleted soils partly due to low N2-fixation rates and poor biomass productivity. A study was conducted in the 2004/05 and 2005/06 rainfall seasons to evaluate biomass productivity...
  9. ALIEN FRESHWATER CRUSTACEAN AND INDIGENOUS MOLLUSC SPECIES WITH AQUACULTURE POTENTIAL IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

    ALIEN FRESHWATER CRUSTACEAN AND INDIGENOUS MOLLUSC SPECIES WITH AQUACULTURE POTENTIAL IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Farming of crustaceans and molluscs in Southern Africa is not well developed, but it is likely to intensify in coming years. The pressure to introduce new candidate species to satisfy specific culinary demands or improve bulk yields and efficiencies is...
  10. Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Underutilised indigenous and traditional crops: why is research on water use important for South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The answer to the question ‘why is research on water use important for South Africa?’ is quite straightforward: more research is needed because there is a major gap in knowledge on water use of indigenous crops. These indigenous edible plants...