Poverty Reduction Through Sustainable Fisheries: Emergening Policy and Governance Issues in Southeast Asia
2008 276 pp. by Roehlano M. Briones, Arnulfo G. Garcia
ISBN 978-971-560-147-4 (Soft cover) ISBN 978-971-560-148-1 (Hard cover)
PHP 725.00 | USD 15.00
Agriculture has traditionally been associated with the utilizationof land-based resources. However, large segments of the rural poor in Southeast Asia are dependent on living aquatic resources, whether as consumers; fishers in coastal and inland waters, or fish farmers. Policy research has only recently begun to renew its focus on fisheries, leaving a host of policy issues related to poverty reduction and sustainability relatively unexplored.
About the book
As a regional leader for agriculture and rural development, SEARCA has embarked on a collaborative research agenda for the fisheries sector, where many of the rural poor are dependent for their livelihood and food. To frame that agenda, the initial step was to conduct a set of expert reviews to synthesize what is known and not known, thereby highlighting important gaps in policy research. To this end, a conference participated in by top practitioners and researchers in the field of Southeast Asian fisheries was co-organized by SEARCA, WorldFish Center, and PCAMRD. Papers were presented and critiqued in discussions. Following the conference, the papers underwent further peer review and technical editing.
About the editors
ROEHLANO M. BRIONES is Visiting Research Fellow at SEARCA, a Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, a Senior Fellow of Brain Trust Knowledge and Options for Sustainable Development, Inc. His projects now relate to agricultural productivity, agrarian reform, and agricultural policy.
ARNULFO G. GARCIA is the Manager of the Research and Development Department of SEARCA. He is an agronomist who specializes in farming systems, crop simulation modeling, crop physiology, and natural resource management.
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