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dc.contributor.authorBeg, Mirza Firoz*
dc.contributor.authorNeelkanth Mishra*
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:13:56Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:13:56Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06-09en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84814-837-6en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/136134en
dc.descriptionVillagers in the Tikamgarh and Chattarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh traditionally had the right to fish the region’s ponds, but had lost control of these valuable resources to landlords and contractors. Despite encountering violent opposition, the fishers began organizing to reclaim control of the ponds. They established village co-operatives and formed a federation that gave a strong voice to the region’s fishing communities. By 2008, fisher co-operatives controlled 151 ponds, with nine run by women’s groups. In 2008, their campaign persuaded the state government to revise its fisheries policy, introducing a new law that protects the rights of traditional fishing communities and contains provisions that should help to improve livelihoods in the drought-hit region.en
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dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxfam Programme Insightsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/strength-in-numbers-fishing-communities-in-india-assert-their-traditional-right-136134
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectRights
dc.titleStrength in Numbers: Fishing communities in India assert their traditional rights over livelihoods resourcesen
dc.typeCase studyen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordAgriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoods
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil society
oxfam.subject.keywordParticipation
oxfam.subject.keywordFishing communities
oxfam.subject.keywordCo-operatives
dc.year.issuedate2011en
dc.year.issuedate2011en
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-16T20:23:30Z


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