|dc.contributor.author||McGoodwin, James R.||
|dc.identifier.citation||McGoodwin, J. R. (1979). Aquaculture development in rural atomistic societies. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/10369||
|dc.description||This paper was originally prepared for presentation
for the Workshop on Aquaculture, sponsored by the
International Federation of Institutes for Advanced
Study, Ulriksdals Slott, Solna, Sweden, which was
held at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods
Hole, Massachusetts, March 19-21, 1979.||en_US||
|dc.description.abstract||For technological innovations to succeed in alleviating
problems of rural underdevelopment they must be appropriate
to the sociocultural context in which they are to be developed.
Technical and economic feasibility alone is not enough.
Atomistic rural societies--which are societies lacking in suprahousehold
organizational entities--are the most common societal
type found in the impoverished rural regions of the less developed
countries. Development efforts in such societies and
especially those where shortage of food is an acute problem,
should aim first at intensification and regularization of domestic
food production by increasing the productivity of households.
When considering aquaculture development, family-operated, housesite,
subsistence-oriented ponds, which employ rudimentary technology,
would seem an appropriate innovation in atomistic communities.
The author's field experience in an atomistic community
in rural Mexico provides perspectives for the discussion.||en_US||
|dc.description.sponsorship||Prepared with funds from the Pew Memorial Trust
and by the Department of Commerce, NOAA Office
of Sea Grant under Grant #04-8-M01-149, and the
Institution's Marine Policy and Ocean Management
|dc.publisher||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution||en_US||
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||WHOI Technical Reports||en_US||
|dc.subject||National Sea Grant Program (U.S.)||en_US||
|dc.title||Aquaculture development in rural atomistic societies||en_US||