The objective of the study was to improve our knowledge of mare management and the livelihoods of two villages of the Niger Inner Delta, Severi and Komio (Mali). The study shows that mare resources are diverse not only as fisheries, but also as grazing lands. Resource users are numerous and varied according to the seasons, with herders using the mare as grazing land in the dry season, from December/January to June/July and later fisherfolk and villagers fishing in the mare when the water level is low enough from March to July.
Joffre, O.; Lajaunie, C. Contextual analysis in two villages of the Niger River Inner Delta. WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia (2010) 75 pp. (CBFC Working Paper No. 3)