|Town/Region||Makongeni, Dabaso , Majaoni|
|Date||3 Apr 2007|
The indiscriminate cutting of mangrove trees in the Kenyan coast is most possibly caused by extreme poverty in the people who depend on their subsistence for such activity. Silvofisheries is a technology that involves the culture of organisms within the mangrove forests: It is identified as a culture system that promotes sustainability capitalizing from the sustainable use of the mangrove ecosystem. It is a good introduction of integrating environmental management by bringing in income opportunities to the coastal communities using environmentally non-degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable technology.
The project aims to promote mangrove conservation and income generation to the local communities emphasizing to them their role as capable managers, stewards and stakeholders in the mangrove ecosystem through participatory approach. Leading and educating the communities and increasing their knowledge on the importance of mangroves while bringing to them livelihood opportunities will help in environmental conservation and improving their quality of life. This project aims at improving the potential for community-based low intensity mud crab culture, accessible to artisanal fisher communities.
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