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|Title: ||Incentives affecting biodiversity conservation and sustainable use: the case of land use options in Namibia|
|Authors: ||Ashley, C.|
|ASFA Terms: ||Land use|
|Issue Date: ||Nov-1996|
|Abstract: ||Namibia is the most arid country south of the Sahara, with an economy fundamentally
reliant on natural resources. The most scarce resource is water, and the main economic
sectors are mining, fishing, agriculture, and wildlife-based tourism. The majority of the
population live in rural areas, dependent on a wide range of natural resources.
Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity are therefore essential for the future.
The question is how to achieve it? One key strategy is to assess -- and where necessary
redesign -- economic incentives affecting use of natural resources. This paper illustrates
the role of economic incentives in influencing the use of land-based renewable natural
resources (RNR). It identify incentives which are being, or need to be, changed to
promote more sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity.|
|Description: ||Research Discussion Paper, Number 13|
|Appears in Collections:||Miscellaneous|
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