Many of our publications are available at no cost in the SynBioSys Fynbos Information System. Review them in the "Documents" and "Multimedia" sections in the main menu.
The following books, articles and documents can also be obtained directly from Noel Oettle at EMG (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Koelle, B; Oettle, N (2003) Myths, Legend and Nature – Farming as an emotional enterprise, Conservation Farming Project; South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town.
  • Koelle, B., Oettle, N., Schmiedel, U. (2010) Lessons learnt from interdisciplinary participatory research in the BIOTA project. – In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. [Eds.]: Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale: pp. 343–348, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen& Windhoek.
  • Koelle, B., Oettle, N., Thobela, M., Arendse, A. (2003) Learning Partnerships to conserve Biodiversity – Findings of the social research team of the Conservation Farming Project; South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town
  • Oettlé, N. (2006) Knowledge and UNCCD: The Community Exchange and Training Programme. In Johnson P.M., Mayrand, K and Paquin, M. Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation. Ashgate, Burlington
  • Oettlé, N.M. (2005) Enhancing sustainable livelihoods in the Suid Bokkeveld. In Douma, A. & Hirsch, D. Local Contributions to the Rio Conventions. Both Ends, Amsterdam.
  • Oettlé, N, Arendse, A, Koelle, B, Van Der Poll A. (2004) Community Exchange and Training in the Suid Bokkeveld: A UNCCD Pilot Project to Enhance Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management. In Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
  • Oettle, N., Goldberg, K., Koelle, B. (2009) The Heiveld Co-operative: a vehicle for sustainable local development. Drynet/ Both ENDS, Amsterdam
  • Oettlé, N, Koelle, B. (2003) Capitalising on Local Knowledge: Community Knowledge Exchange. The World Bank, Washington.
  • Oettlé N.M. and Koelle, B. (2003) New directions for extension in democratic South Africa. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Cape Town.
  • Oettlé, N, Koelle, B, Arendse, A, Mohr, D. (2002) Juweel van die Berge. Environmental Monitoring Group.
  • Patrickson, S., Malgas, R., Oettlé, N. (2008) Rooibos tea: environmental threat or conservation opportunity? Veld & Flora March 2008, Botanical Society of South Africa, Claremont.

Rural Development - Resources

Co-published (2015) by the UNCCD and Tudor Rose, Living Land includes a chapter on EMG's work with small-scale rooibos farmers in the Northern Cape.

The Sustainable Harvest of Wild Rooibos, (2007) Noel Oettle and Rhoda Malgas, EMG (2.1MB) -- ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar by EMG

Juweel van die Berge: Handleiding vir die organiese rooibosboer (2002) Oettle et.al., EMG

Amazing Grace – A mealie farmer’s story (2002), Illustrated by Carlos Amato, EMG & Biowatch, 2nd Ed.

Capitalising on local knowledge - Community knowledge exchange: A toolkit for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of community-to-community knowledge and learning exchanges (2002), Oettle & Koelle, Toolkit 1 - Methodological overview & case studies, Toolkit 2 - Guidelines for Implementation , World Bank

Everybody's cup of tea: Community Action and Rooibos tea (2001) Noel Oettle