Natural resource dependence, livelihoods and development: Mariculture exchange between Kenya and Tanzania

18 November 2008 | Downloads - publication

Natural resource dependence, livelihoods and development: Mariculture exchange between Kenya and Tanzania (IUCN ESARO 2008)

Mariculture holds a great promise in East Africa as a means to furthering economic development,
contributing to poverty alleviation and increasing food security. However, poor technical understanding,
absence of supportive policy frameworks and weaknesses in intersectoral coordination continues to hinder
its development. Indeed, several mariculture initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania Kenya during the last two
decades have shown only limited success, in spite of promising mariculture research findings and the
availability of sound models for mariculture development from other parts of the world.