CBNRM and its contribution to economic development in southern Africa : proceedings of exchange visit workshop for directors

The exchange visit was designed to enable directors of various government departments from SADC states to examine the Mahenye community's CAMPFIRE project in the southeast lowveld in Zimbabwe, as a working model of CBNRM principles. Specifically, the objective was to contribute to the development of an enbaling environment that will facilitate CBNRM being accepted as a key element in economic development strategies. This was achieved during the workshop by creating a common understanding of processes, issues, principles and constraints that affect CBNRM in southern Africa, and developing a set of guidelines and recommendations concerning the development of natural resource-related policies in the region.