A preliminary exploration of relationships among fishery management, food security, and the Millennium Development Goals in Melanesia
Foale, Simon (2008) A preliminary exploration of relationships among fishery management, food security, and the Millennium Development Goals in Melanesia. Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin, 24 . pp. 3-8.
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In this article I use the lens of the human development indicators (HDIs) to hypothesize scenarios for the relationships among food security, commodity fisheries and human development for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Although the present low human population densities in these countries mean that food security, including subsistence fisheries, is largely intact, high rates of human population growth will likely pose threats to this security within three decades. A large body of research shows that educating women is the best way to slow human population growth, but education levels in Melanesia, particularly for women, are very low by world standards. I examine the potential and actual contribution to investment in education from commodity fisheries and other primary production sectors in Melanesia, and conclude that considerably more could be spent by both individual families, and the state, on education in this region.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||resource management; fishery management; Melanesia; human development indicators; education; millennium development goals|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160101 Anthropology of Development @ 40%|
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 30%
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%|
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 50%
|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2010 15:40|
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