Protecting the Okavango in Spore
Sustainable Management item in the SPORE newsletter, the magazine for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries, published by CTA.
Protecting the Okavango
"Angola, Botswana and Namibia have set up the
OKACOM commission to manage water from the
Kubango River. At a meeting in Menongue, capital of
Kuando/Kubango province, they undertook to carry
out projects adapted to their different needs while
respecting the goal of sustainable management and
protection of the river basin, which is also called the
Okavango in Botswana and Namibia.
The river, which is 1,100 km long, rises on the central
Angolan plateau before crossing Namibia and
Botswana, where it disappears in the sands of the
Kalahari desert. Some 80% of its catchment basin belongs to Angola and represents
its main source of water." p. 9, Spore N° 148 - August-September 2010