The Southeast Arm of Lake Malawi and its catchment provide interdependent benefits and livelihoods to users, in particular the poor, who draw upon on the various resources (fish, land, water, forests, wildlife, etc.) in the area. Unfortunately, management of these resources remains fragmented, resulting in suboptimal social, economic and ecological outcomes. This book is an attempt to demonstrate the value of an inter-disciplinary approach in management of the South East Arm. It is one of seven case studies under the DARMA (Defragmenting African Resource Management in Southern Africa) project.
Steve Donda is working as a Deputy Director of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi.
Mafaniso Michael Hara is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), at the University of theWestern Cape, South Africa.
Maxon Ngochera is working as a Principal Fisheries Research Officer at the Senga Bay Fisheries Research Center, SALIMA, in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi.
Erling Berge is a Professor of Property Rights Institutions at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway.