Category of respondents

Wetland products harnessed and their uses

Timing and venue of interview


Harvest fish for food and sale in the market.

In the various markets whenever they took their fish for sale.


Grow crops for food and sell the excess.

During field visits and wetlands surveys.


Supply of fish.

During market visits and also when they went to buy the fish from the fishermen in the wetlands.


Obtain pasture for their cattle.

In the field as they sought pasture for their livestock.

Charcoal burners/firewood collectors

Use plant biomass as fuel for cooking and heating.

During market surveys.


Use papyrus to make mats, fishing traps and baskets.

Within the wetlands during papyrus harvesting, in the markets, and during wetlands surveys.