Currently serving as a co - coordinator of Participatory Action Research in the Seed and Knowledge Initiative
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Witness Kozanayi is currently a research fellow in the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town. Witness does research in governance of natural resources (non timber forest products), focusing on the use of customary practices in the management of such resources. Witness is also working on the Seed and knowledge Initiative (SKI) project, which aims to revive traditional seed and knowledge.
Using the lens of the baobab tree, this paper explores the ecological outcomes of different tenurial arrangements and implications for resource sustainability. With thee mergence of markets for baobab products, a central concern is to confirm whether use patterns differ across different tenure regimes and, if so, their ecological out-comes. The stu...
Eastern Zimbabwe is a mountainous area, which mostly lies in Agro-ecological Regions I and II. These regions receive the most rainfall and have the best natural suitability for the production of specialist crops and trees. The regions provide the most diverse ecosystem services in the country as they are at the top of a five-tier agro-ecological ch...
Concerns about ecological sustainability and inequality are driving increased formalization of the natural product trade, including both biotrade of bulk, raw materials (or nontimber forest products [NTFPs]) and bioprospecting for genetic resources. However, there has been little interrogation as to whether the policy tools used to achieve sustaina...
Zimbabwe has undergone a number of intense governance changes as it has pro-gressed from the colonial to the postcolonial period. These include initiatives to centralize, decentralize, recentralize and democratize the governance of natural resources, as well as economic and land reform policies that have had far-reaching effects. Despite a multitud...