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Titel (primär) Managing social-ecological systems for resilience: fisheries in the small reservoirs of northern Ghana
Autor Hauck, J.S.;
Journal / Serie Ecology and Development Series
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Department UPOL;
Heft 75
Sprache englisch;
Abstract People in northern Ghana face an increasing number of challenges such as social change, political neglect, globalization and a lack of income generating alternatives. On top of this difficult situation they have to adapt to an increasing number of extreme climatic events that threaten the income from rainfed agriculture, their most important livelihood strategy. Hundreds of small multi-purpose reservoirs were built during the past 60 years to help the rural population deal with the difficult environmental conditions by enhancing flexibility and diversifying income sources. Fisheries in these reservoirs were assumed to be a rather incidental benefit. Growing uncertainty and difficulty in organizing a livelihood make it necessary to consider all of the possible uses of small reservoirs, including the use of small reservoirs for fisheries. This study aims to contribute to the resilience of the rural poor in the Upper East Region of Ghana to environmental disturbances through improved understanding of the potentials of fisheries in small reservoirs. Resilience is thereby understood as the potential to create opportunities for doing new things, for innovation and development, even, or especially, during times of disturbance or crisis.
ID 10058
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Hauck, J.S. (2010):
Managing social-ecological systems for resilience: fisheries in the small reservoirs of northern Ghana
Dissertation, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität
Ecology and Development Series
Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, 234 pp.