RANGELAND RESOURCES

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe

Prepared for the delegates to the VIIth International Rangeland Congress, Durban, South Africa
by Tony Palmer
ARC - Range and Forage Institute, PO Box 101, Grahamstown,6140 South Africa

Sponsored by the FAO Plant Production and Protection Division
(Crop and Grassland Service)
and the Agricultural Research Council-Range & Forage Institute

July 2003.

Contents

Acknowledgements / Introduction

Geography

Climate

Rangeland Resources

Land tenure systems

Plates

Production systems

Status of the resource

Global climate change

Monitoring frameworks

References