Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 5303
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
Main Information
Title The Botswana Tribal Grazing Land Policy: A Property Rights Study
Description The study establishes that the privatization of rangelands through the Tribal Grazing Land Policy has not been very successful in reducing overuse and bringing about increased productivity. It further establishes that the privatization has brought increased inequity by maintaining dual land rights. Though there has been some attempt to charge rents for the exclusive rights, the charges levied were too low.
Web Link /doc/meetings/sbstta/sbstta-07/official/sbstta-07-11-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors N. H. Fidzani
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Botswana
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Extraction levies/pricing
Strengthening property rights (land tenure, ...)