Community Based Natural Resource Management in the Greater Limpopo Trans Frontier Conservation Area

In 2002, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe signed an agreement establishing the enlarged Greater Limpopo Trans Frontier Conservation Area. The area includes designated national parks and a matrix of land between them that is mostly under communal tenure.

This project will apply scenario planning to help communities manage their natural resources better on selected pilot sites in the three countries. The aim is threefold:

  • to enhance the ability of rural communities to manage their common-pool resources through scenario planning, self-assessment and adaptive management;
  • to help Conservation Area planners to understand and take into consideration the needs and aspirations of local people; and
  • to refine a scenario analysis methodology that incorporates action research, iteration and a long-term framework.

It is expected that the project will result in greater accountability of leaders to local constituencies, and sharper awareness of environmental and economic opportunities on the part of participating communities.

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Start Date

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

End Date

Thursday, September 13, 2012


60 months

IDRC Officer

Sanginga, Pascal

Total funding

CA$ 697,800


Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, South of Sahara


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Jeanette Manjengwa


University of Zimbabwe

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