Keywords: Aquatic Agricultural Systems, Capacity development, Co-management, Environmental protection, Equity, Fisheries management, Governance, Livelihoods, Methodology, Monitoring and evaluation, Natural resource management, Participatory action research, Partnerships, Policy, Research, Resilience
Natural resource management is closely linked to conflict management, prevention and resolution. Managing natural resources involves reconciling diverging interests that often lead to conflict, which can undermine management institutions and lead to exploitation, environmental destruction and deteriorating livelihoods. If conflicts turn violent, they can rip apart the entire fabric of society. Thus, managing conflicts in a peaceful manner is decisive not only for successful and sustainable resource management but for societal stability in general.
The handbook and toolkit can be used to support any participatory process aimed at sustainable resource and conflict management.