This theme area deals with the production, exchange and consumption of goods and services within the community. It also deals with resource extraction and allocation. The community’s economy refers to the system which supports these processes.
A strong, reliable economy is an essential part of community development. Sustainable economic development requires general economic growth without compromising the needs and interests of individual community members. On the surface this appears to be a basic concept, but in practice it is complex and difficult to maintain. It requires cross-sectoral cooperation, with actors from all sides of the community making informed decisions. Tasajera Tides aims to encourage these activities by improving access to information capital.
Tasajera Tides tracks five economic indicators: Fish Catch, Diversification, Price of Gas, Food Prices and Tourism. Each of these indicators represents an issue that has been by identified by community members as important to Tasajera’s economy. This list of relevant issues is by no means exhaustive; in fact, it is not meant to be. It rather provides a snapshot of the community’s economy. When we consider all three theme areas, we can begin to untangle the complexity of Tasajera Island.
You can navigate the indicators through the sidebar on the left or through the menu at the top of the page. If you want to switch theme areas, you can do so via the icons under the indicator information. Take a look around and please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.