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Wheat growing and changing farming systems in south african dryland margins: the case of the Sneeuberg, South Africa

Abstract:

The contribution of stock keeping to land degradation in the Karoo has been extensively studied, but other causes have been rarely examined. The paper uses a combination of key informant interviews and a review of published and unpublished documentary sources to describe the history of wheat growing in the Sneeuberg area of the Karoo since European settlement, until the 1970s when annual crop cultivation collapsed. Early cultivation was primarily for subsistence purposes, though the develo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/ldr.2543

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Land Degradation and Development Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
1
Pages:
57–64
Publication date:
2016-05-05
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EISSN:
1099-145X
ISSN:
1085-3278
URN:
uuid:cf982ea9-2428-438b-b0bc-625828cf929a
Source identifiers:
624877
Local pid:
pubs:624877

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