This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8325: Policy relevant knowledge on feasible
alternative natural resource based strategies for enhancing livelihoods.
New guidelines show how to promote integrated pro-poor natural resource
management, supporting sustainable traditional and alternative
livelihoods, in the coastal zones of the Caribbean. Previously, there
was a large gap between existing policy and its implementation, and
these guidelines aim to help fill this gap. The central point is
collaboration and partnerships among key stakeholders to carry out
activities to cut poverty through better livelihoods for the poor.
Community Based Sustainable Tourism (CBST) is an example of a framework
within which natural resource based livelihood options—fishing, farming,
agro-processing and tourism—are considered. The guidelines are in use in
Belize and Grenada. In St. Lucia, the Heritage Tourism Programme used
the findings to validate some of their own priorities.
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.
NRSP10, 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 114.