Community-based organizations on Lake Victoria: a lesson from the Tweyambe Fishing Enterprise in Muleba District, Kagera Region, Tanzania

Medard, M.N. (2000) Community-based organizations on Lake Victoria: a lesson from the Tweyambe Fishing Enterprise in Muleba District, Kagera Region, Tanzania. In: Geheb, K. and Crean, K. (eds.) The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for lake Victoria's fisheries. Jinja, Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project, pp. 95-107. (LVFRP Technical document,11)

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This paper is aimed at government, non-government organizations, intergovernmental organizations and the general public as they work toward the development of their individual strategies and action plans. It has been recognized that community-based organizations have a particular relevance to the pursuit of sustainable resource management and may well contribute to the foundations of self-sustenance. Women on Lake Victoria, Tanzania presently face great challenges within the fishery. These include the lack of capital, interference by men, theft of fishing gear, time constraints and socio-cultural problems. In recent years, the fish trading and marketing sectors of the fishery, which have traditionally been dominated by women, have seen large incursions by male entrepreneurs. This move has endangered the role of women within the fishery. This paper focuses on the Tweyambe Fishing Enterprise (TFE), a well-known women's group based in Kasheno village in the Muleba District of Kagera Region in northwestern Tanzania. Inhabitants from the Haya ethnic group who make up some 95% of the population of Kagera Region dominate this village. The TFE has a series of initiatives aimed towards ecologically sound self-development

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Community-based organizations on Lake Victoria: a lesson from the Tweyambe Fishing Enterprise in Muleba District, Kagera Region, Tanzania
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Medard, M.N.
Title of Book: The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for lake Victoria's fisheries
Editors:
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Geheb, K.
Crean, K.
Series Name: LVFRP Technical document
Number: 11
Page Range: pp. 95-107
Date: 2000
Publisher: Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
Place of Publication: Jinja
Projects: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
Funders: European Development Fund (7ACP-RPR-372)
Institution: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
Issuing Agency: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
Additional Information: LVFRP/TECH/00/11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tanzania, Kagera, Lake Victoria; fishery economics; resource management; sociological aspects; women
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 3743
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 09:50
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:56
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3743

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