Gender mainstreaming in community fisheries management

In Cambodia, women have traditionally been regarded as poor in terms of physically ability and knowledge. The voices of women have often been unheard in terms of social influence and decision-making. Therefore, the Fisheries Administration and community-based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute initiated a study focusing on the roles, needs and aspirations of women in fishing and community fisheries management in coastal regions of Cambodia.

From global to local: testing the potential of cross-scaling in global data sets

The present study investigates the potential of readily available and easily accessible global data sets to understand regional/local level interactions in wetland systems. The biogeographical zones of India were used a base-frame to select three sites. The study well fits the interests of National Wetland Committee of India to investigate and document fundamental information on wetland extent/distribution. The national partnership with SACON represents this interest.

Community produced media (CPM)

Community produced media is a facilitative tool for discussion and engagement of ordinary citizens around topics of mutual interest. It can be used as an effective tool for communication within and between communities, connected geographically and/or by interest, as well as with a range of other stakeholders such as policy or decision makers.

Building capacity for local planning

When the administration of the fisheries sector in Cambodia was reformed, some roles and responsibilies, including cantonment planning, were delegated to the sub-national level. This was in line with the government's decentralization policy. However, the capacity of the fisheries cantonments to design their own plans is still limited. The Planning , Finance and International Co-operation Department of the FiA has initiated training courses. This fact sheet describes one training workshop delivered by the PFID.

Integration of freshwater prawn culture with rice farming in Kuttanad, India

The integration of paddy cultivation with prawn/fish culture can become a viable alternative to effectively utilize the vast area of derelict polders (embanked coastal flood plains) in Kuttanad, India. Nearly 55 000 ha of wetlands in Kuttanad are available for paddy cultivation year-round. Around 5 000 ha of the polders are utilized for Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture as a follow-up crop. Of the total area, about 250 ha of fallow polders are utilized for monoculture of M.

Wetlands management in Vietnam: issues and perspectives

The papers included in this volume are drawn from workshops organized by the WorldFish Center in March 1999 and November 2000, which laid the groundwork for the ongoing project, "Legal-Institutional Framework and Economic Valuation of Environment and Resources in the Mekong River Region: A Wetlands Approach." The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and implemented by a network of regional and national partners in the four countries of the Lower Mekong Basin.

Wetlands management in Cambodia: socioeconomic, ecological, and policy perspectives

The papers in this volume were initially prepared for a workshop organized in April 2001 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, under the auspices of the project, " Legal and institutional framework and economic valuation of resources and environment in the Mekong River Region- a wetlands approach." The first three papers provide an essential survey of the importance of wetlands, trends affecting their health and propductivity, and priority actions in response. The next three papers focus on the social, institutional, and legal challenges of wetlands management in the country.

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