Natural Resources Board

Natural Resources Board

Salisbury

In 1939, the Natural Resources Commission released a report into the state of the agrarian sector. The report revealed that much of the colony’s prime agricultural land had been deeply affected by erosion, and in some areas, beyond repair. The Commission recommended that the Government enact legislation and a governing body to oversee natural resources.

In August 1941, the Natural Resources Act (Proclamation No.19 of 1941), was established  to “make provision for the conservation and improvement of the natural resources of the colony and other matters incidental thereto.”

The Act also provided for the formation of the Natural Resources Board whose intent was to promote the conservation and improvement of natural resources with the public, and to recommend legislation for the conservation, improvement and and use of natural resources.

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References

  • Development Naivety and Emergent Insecurities in a Monopolised World – Mawere, Munyaradzi

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