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Drought in rural Botswana

Helga Vierich

Drought in rural Botswana

socio-economic impact and government policy

by Helga Vierich

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Published by Rural Sociology Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Botswana in [Gaborone] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Botswana.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Botswana.,
    • Droughts -- Botswana.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby Helga Vierich and Christopher Sheppard.
      ContributionsSheppard, Christopher, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2133 .V53
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 166 p. :
      Number of Pages166
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4159379M
      LC Control Number80140276

        Botswana is a semi-arid country and no stranger to drought. However, the recent drought years put a severe strain on the agricultural practices that support most households living in rural areas. In Ngamiland, drought led to widespread hunger and some farmers had to stop farming and instead make furniture for extra income. To accommodate rising demand, Botswana’s government last August increased the number of Ipelegeng slots by 5,, after declaring an expected drought year.

      Land. Zambia has a long land border on the west with Angola but is divided from its neighbours to the south by the Zambezi the southwest is the thin projection of Namibian territory known as the Caprivi Strip, at the eastern end of which Zambia and three of its neighbours (Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe) appear to meet at a point—a “quadripoint”—although the precise . drought risk effects on livelihoods of rural communities in chipinge south, zimbabwe by clemance josiah mutekwa submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree masters in disaster management in the disaster management training and .

      Figure 2: Botswana national cattle herd size from to Source: Botswana Vulnerability Assesment Report Drought adversely affects the already fragile food and agricultural situation and seriously impairs the rural economy and socio-cultural structures. About 70% of the rural households. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The current drought has had a devastating effect on South African agriculture. The area planted to maize for is estimated at 1,95 million ha, which is, besides (1,60 million ha), the smallest area planted to maize since the season (1, million ha). The maize crop having been reported at a level of 7,16 million tons in - a.


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Drought in rural Botswana by Helga Vierich Download PDF EPUB FB2

Drought generates severe problems for rural pop ulation of Botswana. There is the direct effect on both the livestock and crop produ ction sub-sectors, and the indirect or. Get this from a library.

Drought in rural Botswana: socio-economic impact and government policy. [Helga Vierich; Christopher Sheppard]. Despite the fact that the –75 survey was conducted during one of the best agricultural production periods on record and the –86 survey was conducted in the midst of one of the worst, after the rural income economy had been weakened by Drought in rural Botswana book severe and prolonged drought, Botswana's rural income inequality did not appear to have increased Cited by: The effects of drought in Botswana are examined with reference to vulnerable groups and the nature of their susceptibility to this fOrm of natural disaster.

An in-depth analysis of Botswana's Author: Gloria Jacques. A survey of families in rural Botswana was conducted to establish the impact of the drought, and to provide recommendations for future government policy. The drought was largely an arable drought which caused some loss of assets among rural farmers.

Its worst impact was on the income of the informal rural "service sector"; families which tend to lack access to the Cited by: 7. Despite the fact that the survey was conducted during one of the best agricultural production periods on record and the survey was conducted in the midst of one of the worst, after the rural economy had been weakened by a severe and prolonged drought, Botswana's rural income inequality did not appear to have increased significantly.

In May, President Mokgweetsi Masisi officially declared Botswana to be in drought after months of unevenly distributed rains, heat waves and dry spells.

Rural households have been especially hit. GABORONE / GENEVA (17 November ) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller, today urged the Government of Botswana to take the current extreme drought as an opportunity to develop a comprehensive strategy for providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation in the foreseen increasing.

In an area with history of prolonged droughts, horticulture is fast becoming a solution for both environmental conservation and a lifeline for household economies in.

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Zambia used to export electricity to Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. argued that the food aid alone may not be able to curb the devastating effects of the current drought. Family life in most rural and urban communities in the region is threatened with the negative effects of the drought. If adequate assistance from their governments and.

Botswana (/ b ɒ t ˈ s w ɑː n ə / (), also UK: / b ʊ t- b ʊ ˈ tʃ w-/), officially the Republic of Botswana (Setswana: Lefatshe la Botswana; Kalanga: Hango yeBotswana), is a landlocked country in Southern ly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September Since then, it.

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will continue with the implementation of urgent basic food relief packages to deserving residents in other parts of the country that have been mostly affected by drought.

These measures will be implemented with effect from 1 July to 30 June   David Harden. USAid’s assistant administrator for the bureau for democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance.

Thu 20 Oct EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb EST. Document - In presenting the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development's budget vote in a virtual mini plenary of the National Assembly recently, Ms Thoko Dididza said no. More than million people in rural Zimbabwe are acutely food insecure facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse from February-June That is equivalent to 45% of the country’s rural.

Drought conditions make it unsuitable for plants and vegetation cover to survive. Besides, fertile lands are lost as a result of drought, and in consequence, desertification sets in. Desertification is whereby the lands become infertile and bare, frequently as a result of overgrazing and is exacerbated by drought which makes it difficult for.

The effects of the drought are seen most clearly in rural India. AboutIndian farmers have killed themselves in the past 25 years, and many more have deserted their crops to move to cities. Climate Change and Drought. Over the past 50 years, drought frequency and intensity has increased with rising temperatures in much of the Southeast and large parts of the West, and confidence is high that longer-term droughts are expected to intensify in large areas of the Southwest, southern Great Plains, and Southeast [13,14].There is evidence of shrinking.

Botswana is projected to experience increased frequency in severity of droughts and within growing season dry spells, increased warming and declining rainfall due to climate change.

This was revealed during the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) validation workshop, which brought together Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Wildlife and. that the economy-wide consequences of a drought shock could be considerable.

There has been little research, however, on either the non-agricultural effects or the economy-wide macroeconomic impact of drought in SSA.' In contrast, the physical phenomenon of drought and rural household coping.series | "This book provides a synthesis of the study, 'The Economics of Resilience in the Drylands of Africa.' The study was a collaborative effort involving contributors from many organizations, working under the guidance of a team comprised of staff from the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Botswana’s soils.

This is also exacerbated by soil caking and layering resulting from inferior tilling technologies (Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, ). This challenge of limited soil moisture severely limits rain-fed agriculture in Botswana.

Other water-related challenges have to do with irrigation. Here the challenge is of.