MAP's Toolkit of alternative livelihoods
Ideas on low impact methods of enhancing community economies in tropical tidal regions
MAP's "toolkit" is not so much a shopping list of packaged solutions, as it is a cross fertilization process of ideas, projects, and activities which communities can draw upon and adapt to local conditions.
The most important aspect of applying or adapting a "Toolkit" concept, or sustainable livelihood alternative, in a coastal community is to make the community aware of the income generation opportunities surrounding them and the advantages and disadvantages of viable technologies.
Awareness does not focus solely on identifying previously untapped resources, product preparation, or marketing strategies, but includes preparing and training the community for managing an environmentally sustainable economic venture.