Articles by Keyword: Participatory Rural Appraisal

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  1. Research note: Evaluation of the reliability of local farmer knowledge in Namaqualand, South Africa

    Research note: Evaluation of the reliability of local farmer knowledge in Namaqualand, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Local farmer knowledge of species distribution patterns and plant palatability in Namaqualand, South Africa, was assessed using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. These findings were compared with the results obtained using phytosociological techniques (species distribution), and with palatability indices published in...
  2. Sorghum production systems and constraints, and coping strategies under drought-prone agro-ecologies of Ethiopia

    Sorghum production systems and constraints, and coping strategies under drought-prone agro-ecologies of Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Sorghum is one of the most important cereal crops worldwide after wheat, rice, maize and barley. Examining the present socio-economic conditions of sorghum-producing farmers in different agro-ecologies in Ethiopia is of importance for the design of improvement strategies. The objectives...
  3. Schoolchildren affected by HIV in rural South Africa: schools as environments that enable or limit coping

    Schoolchildren affected by HIV in rural South Africa: schools as environments that enable or limit coping

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The importance of psychosocial support for the wellbeing of children made vulnerable by HIV is a frequently discussed topic in the fields of education and HIV-related social science research. For children to juggle both the demands of education and the...
  4. Perceptions of forest resource use and management in two village communities in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

    Perceptions of forest resource use and management in two village communities in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Rural communities in South Africa are similar to communities in other parts of the developing world in terms of their use and management of natural forest resources as a means of sustaining their livelihoods. Participatory surveys were conducted with communities...
  5. ‘I want to be a hope champion!’ – Research as hope intervention with rural South African children

    ‘I want to be a hope champion!’ – Research as hope intervention with rural South African children

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored how visual participatory research-as-intervention enabled a strengthening of hope among a group of South African primary school children. Twelve learners aged 9–13 years from a rural village in the QwaQwa region of South Africa participated in the...
  6. The Changing Landscape—is there Room for Forestry in the New South Africa?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    South Africa is going through a period of radical change, and traditionally disadvantaged people are expecting access to resources and opportunities that have thus far been denied them.
  7. 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...
  8. Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Mixed livestock grazing in diverse temperate and semi-arid environments

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The need for an annual increase of 2% in global food production demands knowledge on how best to use natural grazing land resources. Taken with the requirement to protect resources, this need creates conflicting demands on grazing land management. Concerns...
  9. What engages the interest of land managers in rangeland monitoring?

    What engages the interest of land managers in rangeland monitoring?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    For many decades, scientists have been devising and refining ways of monitoring the world's rangelands. Government land management agencies have often been keen contributors to the process because they are custodians of publicly owned land and need to represent the...
  10. Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Socio-economic transitions influence vegetation change in the communal rangelands of the South African lowveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The importance of the human dimensions of vegetation change in rangelands is increasingly being acknowledged. However, surprisingly little research is directed at advancing our understanding of the relationships between socio-economic factors and state of the vegetation in these systems. There...