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oa Botswana Notes & Records - Socio and Economic Importance of Grewia flava to the People of Western Parts of Kweneng District and Factors Affecting its Spatial Distribution in Botswana

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090

 

Abstract

The bulk of the data for this study was provided by the residents, particularly the information on its importance and the key factors responsible for its distribution. Some factors were further investigated in a field survey through sampling to determine the abundance levels of G. flava under constraints of perceived environmental variables. The distribution of G. flava is a function of both anthropogenic and natural factors. The most important environmental variables identified that determine the spatial distribution of G. flava were climate, distance from the village, cutting of the vegetation and the establishment of arable fields. The main socio-economic uses of G. flava include direct consumption of berries, use of stems for building purposes and selling of berries as a source of income to some people.

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2006-01-01
2019-08-24

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