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University of British Columbia (1990)

Consequences of modernisation in Botswana : lessons and alternatives for the livestock sector

Keatimilwe, Kagiso P.,

Titre : Consequences of modernisation in Botswana : lessons and alternatives for the livestock sector

Auteur : Keatimilwe, Kagiso P.,

Université de soutenance : University of British Columbia,

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1990

Résumé
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the effects of post-independence modernisation policies within the cattle sector in Botswana and to suggest alternative ways of dealing with the challenge of development. The analysis of policies and measures adopted by the Botswana government involving land reform, disease control, pricing and marketing policies and the use of subsidies reveals that economic growth and access to markets have been attained at the expense of both environmental quality and equity. Future policy for the livestock sector cannot ignore criticism of these impacts without jeopardising the beef trade which has largely been determined by the EEC. This European Community influence raises questions about the extent to which Botswana is in control of her development policy. Drawing largely from the work of Gardner, the thesis addresses the above concerns by suggesting a set of policy guidelines which identify both the ends and means of decision-making. This framework recognizes that the goals ofdevelopment must include ecological sustainability and economic and political self-reliance in addition to material benefits.

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