Resource utilization practices and sustainable development at the Lake Chad basin

Raji, A. and Omoyeni, B.A. (2005) Resource utilization practices and sustainable development at the Lake Chad basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 409-415.

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Abstract

The paper examines the resource utilization practices of the Lake Chad in view of the need for sustainable development of the natural resources of the area, which are being recklessly exploited. The issues of obnoxious fishing practices, inappropriate agricultural practices, indiscriminate grazing, reckless fuel-wood harvesting, water pollution etc were discussed. There are clear indications that the current resources utilization practices are pushing the natural resources of the area beyond the limit of their regenerative capacity. This is traceable to institutional weakness and inadequate management strategies at the Lake Chad basin. Suggestions were made towards witnessing a change of attitude to resource use, exploitation and management strategies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Resource utilization practices and sustainable development at the Lake Chad basin
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Raji, A.
Omoyeni, B.A.
Page Range: pp. 409-415
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lake Chad; agriculture; deforestation; grazing; land use; pollution control; resource conservation; resource management; utilization; water resources; water supply
Subjects: Management
Conservation
Fisheries
Pollution
Agriculture
Item ID: 4056
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 12:13
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4056

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