oa Botswana Notes & Records - The Present Importance and Future Potential of Veld Products in the Livelihoods of Villagers from the Tswapong Hills

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



This paper reports on a quantitative study on the use of wild fruits by people living in villages in the Tswapong Hills. It is part of a larger study of the potential of this area, conducted by the authors for the Kalahari Conservation Society. A list of the twenty most important veld products is shown, and although it was found that none were particularly important nutritionally, some were important economically. These fruit are important in the livelihoods of villagers.

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