In this latest publication, Matt Fortnam and coauthors from the SPACES team compiled evidence from across the SPACES datasets to illustrate how people’s engagement with ecosystem services are fundamentally gendered…
See this Stockholm Resilience Centre news item for a summary of the paper:
and in the blog below Kate Brown discusses the paper in the context of the emerging literature on the structures that determine who can benefit from ecosystem services, and how:
Value Chain Analysis of Mangrove Forests in Central Mozambique: Uses, Stakeholders and Monetary Chains
Vilma Machava’s poster from the 10th WIOMSA symposium, which documents the mangrove value chain in central Mozambique; stakeholder engagement and their current and potential benefits and monetary pathways involved in different stakeholder and related sites.
Fisheries and mangrove pole value chains in Kenya: A comparative analysis across fisheries and sites
This working paper synthesizes results from value chain mapping of four types of commodities (octopus, small pelagics, mixed reef fish and mangrove pole) across four sites in Coastal Kenya (Jimbo/ Vanga, Tsunza, Kongowea and Mkwiro/Shimoni). Data was collected within the SPACES project, by the SPACES field team in Kenya from 28th November 2014 to 31st January 2015. It draws on information from the site reports from the four sites and outlines the maps of the fisheries and mangroves pole value chains in each site. Each value chain is characterized with respect to number and types of actors involved and a comparative analysis is conducted of value chain characteristics and complexity across fisheries and sites.
Mangrove structure and condition in two contrasting utilization patterns in Mozambique – Celia Macamo et al.(1.0 MB)
Mangroves provide important socio-ecological services to coastal communities, such as coastal line protection, fish, shrimp and crab fishery, provide domestic fuel and building material. If excessive, the extractive exploitation of mangrove resources can lead to substantial changes in the forest structure of mangrove forests, and can also impair the provision of ecological services.
This study assesses the structure and condition of human exploited mangrove forests in peri-urban (Pemba) and rural (Olumbi, Vamizi, and Lalane) communities with contrasting cultural habits in northern Mozambique.
- Mangroves provide important goods and services and are vital to Western Indian Ocean coastal communities (woody resources, fish, ecological services, etc.); There are 9 species in the region; Madagascar and Mozambique have the largest areas;
- Mozambique mangrove area latest estimate: 2.953 km2 – the 3rd largest in Africa
- Country trend: increase/no change in remote areas; decrease close to human settlements
- Causes of degradation: population pressure/poverty, economic drivers, inappropriate governance, inadequate knowledge and awareness, climate change and natural processes
- Main objective of the study: To describe and compare parameters of mangrove utilization in contrasting communities (urban vs rural) with different cultural habits