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.”