|From Local to Global Markets - The Fish Exporting and Fishmeal Industries of Lake Victoria - Structure, Strategies and Socio-economic Impacts in Kenya (IUCN, 1997, 44 p.)|
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Founded in 1948, The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: over 900 members in all, spread across some 138 countries. As a Union, IUCN seeks to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The Union has helped many countries to prepare National Conservation Strategies, and demonstrates the application of its knowledge through the field projects it supervises. Operations are increasingly decentralized and are carried forward by an expanding network of regional and country offices, located principally in developing countries.
The Eastern Africa Regional Office
IUCN established the Eastern Africa Regional Office (EARO) in Nairobi in 1986 which facilitates the Regional Programme. EARO covers Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, the Seychelles and Comoros. Through its technical group, established in the early 1990's, EARO assists members and partners in the region with capacity building through the implementation of projects and programmes, networking and technical advice. Specific areas of expertise include: protected areas, ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, environmental planning and strategies and support to environmental NGOs.
Socio-economics of the Nile Perch Fishery on Lake Victoria
One of the many projects within the Eastern Africa Programme of IUCN is the Socio-economics of the Lake Victoria Fisheries. The project's objectives include: understanding the socio-economic conditions of various stakeholders in the Lake Victoria fishery and building capacity to manage the fishery in a sustainable and equitable manner-with involvement of the local communities. The project is being implemented in collaboration with government research institutes and local NGOs in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). The project has its own publication series entitled "Socio-economics of the Lake Victoria Fisheries".
The following reports have appeared:
1. Rich Fisheries - Poor Fisherfolk: Some Preliminary Observations about the Effects of Trade and Aid in the Lake Victoria Fisheries, by Eirik G. Jansen
2. From Local to Global Markets: The Fish Exporting and Fishmeal Industries of Lake Victoria-Structure, Strategies and Socio-economic Impacts in Kenya, by Richard O. Abila and Eirik G. Jansen
3. Constraints and Opportunities for "Community Participation" in the Management of the Fish Resources of Lake Victoria. (forthcomming)
The publications are available from:
IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office
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Tel: 254 2 890605 12
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