Towards Defragmenting the Management System of Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi

Edited by: Peter Mvula, Meya Kalindekafe, Paul Kishindo, Erling Berge, Friday Njaya

The book presents results of the Defragmenting African Resource Management (DARMA) Project covering the Lake Chilwa basin in Malawi. The central theme is that, in order to ensure resource base sustainability, research and management within the basin should adopt an ecosystems approach. Presently, research and management of the basin is sector-based, hence resource user conflicts are increasing. User demand for various resources is increasing rapidly, mainly due to population increase and lack of alternative economic activities, thereby presenting challenges to sustainable resource management. Specific areas of sectoral interconnections are highlighted and defragmentation options suggested. (Series: Defragmenting African Resource Management [DARMA] - Vol. 1)

136 pages

Publication Date: 1/22/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903983