The portal provides information on Lake Victoria and similar small-scale fisheries in the region (see News Archive and New Page), focusing on the social and economic impacts and issues of development, trade and management decisions. The portal aims to highlight the consequence of policies and interventions on poverty and gender imbalance in fisheries-dependent communities.The web portal contains news, articles, including links and references to other sites containing information on Lake Victoria. Articles are obtained from various sources, including; newspapers, magazines, journals or original articles based on current research results.
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(PLEA) is a research, training, and service program of the African Studies Center of Michigan State University in collaboration with the fisheries research institutes of Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. PLEA does research on Lakes Victoria and Malawi on the Anthropology and Sociology of fisheries management and development, women and gender, environmental policy, the socioeconomic impacts of species introductions, and relations of production . ... [according to site editor's information]