The Future Okavango (TFO)
"The Future Okavango" is an integrated trans-disciplinary research project made up of researchers from Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Brazil, South Africa and Germany, aiming at maintenance and efficient use of the ecosystem functions of the Okavango Basin in Angola, Namibia and Botswana.
The project shall provide scientific support for sustainable land and resource management in the Okavango basin. Based on a functional understanding and economic valuation of ecosystem services related to climate, water, soils, crops, microorganisms and plants and an analysis of social and economic mechanisms scenarios of future development and the involved trade-offs shall be evaluated at different spatial and functional scales and the results will be offered as a knowledge-basis for decision makers. The project will also analyse human-ecosystem interactions and governance institutions from the household to the transfrontier dimension. Implementation experiments on optimized land use strategies shall be established jointly with stakeholders, embedded in development projects and land use practice.
- The Future Okavango (TFO) Project Flyer
- “The Future Okavango” - Scientific support for sustainable land and resource management in the Okavango basin
Tagged River Basin Organization: Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM)
Tagged River Basin: Okavango