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Go Fish! : the Vezo Fisher Folk and Sustainable Livelihood

Deppert, Ulrike LU (2008) MIDM70 20081
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This Master thesis deals with the environmental and economical sustainability of and their effects on the livelihood strategies of the Vezo fisher folk in Saint Augustin, Toliara region, Madagascar. By using the Sustainable Livelihood theory and adopting the different forms of capital (human, social, physical, natural and economic) in the Analytical Framework the income activities of the fisher folk are analysed and explained. The conflict between environmental and economical sustainability is the underlying base and the mutual interdependence is discussed, in regard to the Vezo livelihood strategies and the general debate.

Fieldwork in Saint Augustin enabled the data collection. Qualitative methods were used. The findings are... (More)
This Master thesis deals with the environmental and economical sustainability of and their effects on the livelihood strategies of the Vezo fisher folk in Saint Augustin, Toliara region, Madagascar. By using the Sustainable Livelihood theory and adopting the different forms of capital (human, social, physical, natural and economic) in the Analytical Framework the income activities of the fisher folk are analysed and explained. The conflict between environmental and economical sustainability is the underlying base and the mutual interdependence is discussed, in regard to the Vezo livelihood strategies and the general debate.

Fieldwork in Saint Augustin enabled the data collection. Qualitative methods were used. The findings are discouraging: there is no environmental or economic sustainability among the livelihood strategies adopted by the Vezo fisher folk. The lack of alternatives hinders the Vezo from changing strategies even though the forms of capital are many. These livelihood capital all revolve around fish, which is the main obstacle for changes within the Vezo livelihood. (Less)
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author
Deppert, Ulrike LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
economic sustainability, strategies, Fisher folk, Madagascar, environmental sustainability
language
English
id
1527717
date added to LUP
2010-01-14 10:02:17
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  abstract     = {This Master thesis deals with the environmental and economical sustainability of and their effects on the livelihood strategies of the Vezo fisher folk in Saint Augustin, Toliara region, Madagascar. By using the Sustainable Livelihood theory and adopting the different forms of capital (human, social, physical, natural and economic) in the Analytical Framework the income activities of the fisher folk are analysed and explained. The conflict between environmental and economical sustainability is the underlying base and the mutual interdependence is discussed, in regard to the Vezo livelihood strategies and the general debate. 

Fieldwork in Saint Augustin enabled the data collection. Qualitative methods were used. The findings are discouraging: there is no environmental or economic sustainability among the livelihood strategies adopted by the Vezo fisher folk. The lack of alternatives hinders the Vezo from changing strategies even though the forms of capital are many. These livelihood capital all revolve around fish, which is the main obstacle for changes within the Vezo livelihood.},
  author       = {Deppert, Ulrike},
  keyword      = {economic sustainability,strategies,Fisher folk,Madagascar,environmental sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Go Fish! : the Vezo Fisher Folk and Sustainable Livelihood},
  year         = {2008},
}