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University of Cape Town (1998)

Permaculture as an alternative to present commercial resettlement farming practices in Namibia

Stoffberg, Gerrit Hendrik

Titre : Permaculture as an alternative to present commercial resettlement farming practices in Namibia

Auteur : Stoffberg, Gerrit Hendrik

Université de soutenance : University of Cape Town.

Grade : MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1998

Résumé
The current mono-crop farming practices in the Namibian resettlement farms . there were visited are unsustainable due to soil nutrient, structure and eventually texture destruction. Furthermore, the aridity of Namibia makes crop and livestock farming difficult. Permanent agriculture (permaculture) is a way of living sustainably in the environment and it is proposed as an alternative farming method for the mostly poor and illiterate settlers on resettlement farms. It emphasises self-reliance on basic needs and the creation of artificial ecosystems from which nutrition and infrastructure can be attained in a sustainable manner without exploiting or polluting the environment. Permaculture is not an instant solution but, a long-term sustainable alternative to current agricultural practices in semi-arid and arid areas of Namibia.

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