The purpose of the study, and this report, is to enrich our understanding of the conditions supporting or constraining an activity such as fish culture, carried out on a collective basis in a floodplain environment. To succeed, CBFC has to integrate good governance and technical suitability with favorable socioeconomic and agroecological conditions. CBFC is not approprate for all floodplains. Results from Cambodia and Vietnam confirm that a major focus in implementing CBFC is governance, while technical issues are also crucial. Difficult and complex as CBFC is, experience in Bangladesh shows that, where suitable, it can provide substantial benefits.
Joffre, O.; Sheriff, N. Conditions for collective action: understanding factorssupporting and constraining community-based fish culture in Bangladesh, Cambodiaand Vietnam. WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia (2011) 58 pp. ISBN 978-983-2346-76-0 (WorldFish Center Studies and Reviews 2011-21)