Valuing the Commons: Rural Livelihoods and Communal Rangeland Resources in the Maluti District, Eastern Cape

"The purpose of the study was to assess the value of the contribution that communal rangelands make to rural people’s livelihoods. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved management of communal rangelands, based on a better understanding of the value of common property resources they yield. Although ‘common property resources’ refers to resources found in communal rangelands, I use the term more broadly to include resources found in home gardens and arable fields. This study investigated the contribution of wild resources, grazing resources and trees."