Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Integrated Catchment Management in the Kingdom of Lesotho

Catchments in Lesotho are degrading at an alarming rate. It is estimated that every hour, Lesotho loses about 4,500 tonnes of fertile topsoil (up to 300 lorry loads), carried away in rivers flowing into South Africa (ORASECOM and Lesotho Department of Water Aff airs, 2018).As a result, gullies at numerous hillsides are widened during each rainy season and farmland continues to disappear.