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Participatory modelling and development practice: artisanal fishers in Nicaragua

  • Author(s): Casillas, CE
  • Ray, I
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Development plans with insufficient knowledge about local realities, and that do not share technical or planning details with the target communities, bedevil development practice. This study used a form of participatory modelling in three fishing communities in Nicaragua to enable fishers to explore their economy and the potential impacts of fishery-based development projects. Co-designing a model of the fishing economy in the form of a board game created a forum in which facilitators and participants could arrive at a shared understanding of local fishing practices and the costs and benefits of strategies for addressing the fishers’ priorities.

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