Strengthening governance across scales in aquatic agricultural systems

Ratner, B.D. and Barman, B. and Cohen, P. and Mam, K. and Nagoli, K. and Allison, E.H. (2012) Strengthening governance across scales in aquatic agricultural systems. Penang, Malaysia, The WorldFish Center, 18pp. (Working Paper, AAS-2012-10)

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Aquatic agricultural systems in developing countries face increasing competition from multiple stakeholders operating from local to national and regional scales over rights to access and use natural resources—land, water, wetlands, and fisheries-essential to rural livelihoods. A key implication is the need to strengthen governance to enable equitable decision-making amidst such competition, building capacities for resilience and transformations that reduce poverty. This paper provides a simple framework to analyze the governance context for aquatic agricultural system development focused on three dimensions: stakeholder representation, distribution of power, and mechanisms of accountability. Case studies from Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malawi/Mozambique, and Solomon Islands illustrate the application of these concepts to fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods in the broader context of intersectoral and cross-scale governance interacti

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Strengthening governance across scales in aquatic agricultural systems
Personal Creator/Author:
Ratner, B.D.
Barman, B.
Cohen, P.
Mam, K.
Nagoli, K.
Allison, E.H.
Series Name: Working Paper
Volume: AAS-2012-10
Number of Pages: 18
Date: 2012
Publisher: The WorldFish Center
Place of Publication: Penang, Malaysia
Projects: CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; Ecosystems; Livelihoods; Policies; Aquatic environment; Resource management; Governance
Subjects: Agriculture
Item ID: 8671
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 14:35

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