Final Technical Report for project R7797. Opportunities and constraints for coastal livelihoods in the Caribbean.

Abstract

This document represents the final report or project R7797, 'Opportunities and constraints for coastal livelihoods in the Caribbean', which aimed to improve technical understanding and the methods for management of coastal zone habitats.

Stakeholder analyses were carried out within coastal communities of Tobago and Portland Bight, Jamaica to determine residents' views on their opportunities, constraints, assets and vulnerability. The Jamaican coastal communities (48 interviewees) had fewer assets and higher levels of vulnerability than those in Tobago (32 interviewees), and had greater fears that their livelihoods were threatened. The Tobagonians expressed concerns about their children's future, and the declining environmental quality. Findings from these field studies were broadly validated at workshops in Portland Bight and Tobago.

The report describes project activities and outputs, including recommendations made to DFID and regional partners in terms of researchable constraints and institutional issues.

Citation

Willoughby, N.G. 2001. Opportunities and constraints for coastal livelihoods in the Caribbean. Final Technical Report for project R7797. Chatham: Natural Resources Institute, UK, 18 pp.

Final Technical Report for project R7797. Opportunities and constraints for coastal livelihoods in the Caribbean.

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