THEERANAIPUNYA Capacity Building Training Programme for Fisherwomen A CMFRI - SAF Initiative 2016 –2017

Shyam, S Salim (2017) THEERANAIPUNYA Capacity Building Training Programme for Fisherwomen A CMFRI - SAF Initiative 2016 –2017. Technical Report. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin.

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    Abstract

    Marine fisher folk are members of a low and disadvantaged caste belonging to the lowest economic strata in Indian society. The fisherwomen, in particular, have a very low status in the social hierarchy which leaves them worse off than their compatriots. Despite the slow but emerging recognition of their silent contribution, still face stumbling blocks in their path towards development. Even though new initiatives are planned and implemented for the holistic development of the fisher women, many studies pointed out that the women empowerment ratios are still lagging. Notwithstanding with the credit of improvement in the income and employment opportunities of young fisher women than their earlier generation, they can no longer meet the cost of their educational other basic needs owing to the high cost of living. In this juncture it is important for them to give additional support to bring them to the main stream thereby they could be able to utilize the available resources and opportunities to stretch out their capabilities to the maximum. All these efforts will lead to equipping the young generation of the fisher folk especially young girls in getting trained to new avenues in fisheries and other enterprise for a prospective career. Society for Assistance to Fisherwomen (SAF) was formed on 1st June 2005 as an agency under Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala with a view to ensure the empowerment of fisherwomen in the state of Kerala. Over a period of 10 years, the agency has made notable contributions in equipping the fisherwomen to attain economic self-reliance. Thousands of fisher families in the state are earning a stable income through the alternate livelihood micro-enterprises established with the support and mentorship of SAF.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2017 05:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2017 05:51
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/11502

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