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Lange, G., Barnes, J.I. and Motinga, D.J. 1997. Cattle numbers, biomass, productivity, and land degradation in the commercial farming sector of Namibia, 1915 to 1995. Research Discussion Paper No 17, Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia


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Cattle numbers, biomass, productivity, and land degradation in the vommercial farming sector of Namibia.

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Accounts for livestock and land are being used to address issues related to livestock and land use by analysing the relationship between numbers of livestock, rainfall, land degradation, and economic and policy variables over the past 25 years. This paper reports the preliminary results of an investigation into trends in cattle numbers, changes in cattle biomass, annual beef production, and the productivity of livestock in commercial areas over the past 30 years.

Year: 1997

Type: Research Discussion Paper

Origin: Ministry of Environment and Tourism

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