Conservation: Community-managed reserves

Research from the UK-based University of St Andrews shows that community- managed reserves are respected and increase the sizes and quantities of fish, improving livelihoods of fishing communities. Vamizi Island Marine Sanctuary in Mozambique has more than 180 different species of coral and about 400 species of reef fish recorded, a huge increase since it has become community managed.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.