Local People’s Knowledge with Regard to Land Use Activities in Southwest Madagascar- Conceptual Insights for Sustainable Land Management
By: Nadine V.M. Fritz-Vietta, H. Stone Tahirindraza, & Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
Journal of Environmental Management, 199:126-138
Key words: Knowledge Systems, Knowledge Transmission, Land Use Activities, Madagascar, Mahafaly Plateau Region
Environmental conditions in the Mahafaly Plateau region in southwest Madagascar are harsh, with a long dry season and a short rainy season. The local people's land use capabilities and skills are adapted to these conditions. Nevertheless, they are currently confronted by drastic climatic changes, including longer dry seasons, which have resulted in food and water scarcities. It is therefore essential to ensure sustainable land management in the region.

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