This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R7335, R8292 and R8470. Collective
learning is helping communities make the most of small fisheries. Often,
these fisheries are open to all and so, ideally, all stakeholders need
to be involved in managing them. But stakeholders often don't
understand all the issues that need to be considered and how changes in
the way they do things—new technologies or management strategies—will
benefit them. The learning-by-doing approach helps those with interests
in the fishery share information, plan, manage, adapt and reap the
benefits of working together. Co-management and learning-by-doing
approaches have already proven successful in rice-fish systems in India
and Southeast Asia. They could have a major impact on poor producers'
livelihoods—benefiting not only fishers but also those depending on
other common-pool resources.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP07, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 78.