In brief, we learn that deforestation for implanting pastures is probably not economically justifiable at the individual rancher level and certainly not at greater spatial levels. We also show that wood extraction is not likely to be economically feasible for most landowners.
We learn that policy interventions to encourage biological diversity at the local level may focus upon informational barriers, conservation education and maximizing the sustainable, managed harvest of extractive and non-extractive goods and services other than cattle ranching. Finally, we learn that justification exists for integrating environmental policy in the Pantanal from local through, potentially international levels due to the global value of the Pantanal’s unique natural environment. Click here to read more…
Established in 1992, the Superb Parrot Group consists of a group of 20+ landowners in the Picola, Barmah, Nathalia region who have systematically planted, and more recently direct seeded, more than 400 ha of their own land. A number of new members to acquired new skills in native planting, protection of seedlings and learnt to drive the seedling planter. Find out more..
A Case Study about Land Markets in African Urban Areas: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Abstract: Land markets in urban Africa have not been well studied. This is perhaps because African governments believe that they are the major source of urban land through planning schemes, or because governments do not generally recognize sale of bare land, and therefore believe that land market transactions do not exist. However, there is considerable evidence that most landowners in urban Africa obtain land by way of purchasing it from recognized owners, be they in the planned or in the unplanned sector. This paper gives insights into some aspects of the land markets in urban Africa, taking the case of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania as an example.
Introduction: The concept of land markets has not received sufficient attention in the analysis of processes of access to land in Africa. This is perhaps because both colonial and post-colonial policy makers believed that market transactions in land did not take place within African societies. Colonial policy makers believed that Africans knew no value in land, that they owned land only in usufruct. Customary tenure, under which Africans were considered to hold land, was seen as the complete negation of freehold or other individual forms of tenure.