3. Livelihoods - Best Practices

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Report on a short course on livelihoods and livelihoods analysis (combined with Stakeholder Analysis of WP1)

Analysis of livelihoods in TN/PC

Review of best practices and approaches in fisheries livelihoods support, diversification and change


The Stakeholder Analysis and the Livelihoods Analysis were originally envisaged as separate activities to be conducted sequentially and were divided across the two Work Packages. However, once the FIMSUL project was underway, it quickly became apparent that the two activities could effectively be combined so as to generate significant savings both in terms of project resources and time. As a result, the planning of the Stakeholder Analysis and the Livelihoods Analysis was undertaken as a single activity. The Visioning Process, originally placed under Work Package 1, made use of the outputs of the combined Stakeholder and Livelihoods Analysis Process and the consultative platform that this process built through its discussions with a wide range of stakeholders along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Objectives of the Stakeholder and Livelihoods Analysis Process:

1. To identify key stakeholder groups in the fisheries sectors in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry;

2. To analyse and understand the livelihoods of these different stakeholder groups and the key factors influencing their livelihood strategies;

3. To understand the adaptive capacities of different stakeholder groups in the face of change.

Objectives of the review of Best Practice in Livelihoods Support:

1. To define “best practice” in livelihoods support;

2. To identify and document cases of best practice in livelihoods support in Tamil Nadu and worldwide;

3. To develop policy options for incorporating this best practice into future programmes to build sustainable livelihoods through fisheries management in Tamil Nadu.