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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 17 The lasting elements of PRA port profiles in Conakry, Guinea: lessons for sustainability

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 17 The lasting elements of PRA port profiles in Conakry, Guinea: lessons for sustainability Jan Peter Johnson and Seny Camara Introduction The PRA Port Profiles reports aided follow-up action for the LSDCs. They provided an In late 1991, the Guinean Fisheries embryonic development plan, a clear Department and the Conakry-based staff of an description of the landing site's situation for FAO regional artisanal fisheries project started higher government authorities, and acted as a training national fisheries officers in using background document when discussing PRA methods with fisherfolk at twelve possible assistance on specific micro-projects with potential `outside' partners. Outside artisanal landing sites. This experience was partners were essential since the FAO project reported in RRA Notes 211, and is summarised had funds for the initial PRA training, but not below. This paper examines the progress of the landing site development committees which for supporting any of the micro-project were initiated from the port profiling process. proposals which came out of the PRA process. Follow-up activities therefore had to rely PRA port profiles from 1991-1993 either on the landing site's own resources or those of `outside' partners. Five fisheries officers were each assigned to By ...

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