Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective of Bivalve Farming Self Help Groups of Women Fisherfolk: Insights from Kerala

Vipinkumar, V P and Asokan, P K and Mohamed, K S and Kripa, V and Sasikumar, Geetha and Vidya, R and Dona, P and Salas, Shalumol and Jephi, Ann Mary and Athira, P V (2018) Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective of Bivalve Farming Self Help Groups of Women Fisherfolk: Insights from Kerala. International Journal of Pure and Applied Bioscience, 6 (5). pp. 1010-1025. ISSN 2320-7051

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    Abstract

    A study for assessing the impact of SHGs in gender mainstreaming was undertaken on the bivalve farming Self Help Groups of women fisherfolk in four districts in Kerala such as Kasargod, Malappuram, Ernakulam and Kollam. The analysis included specific aspects such as performance assessment of the SHGs, gender analysis, empowerment analysis and economic feasibility analysis of mussel and edible oyster which were carried out based on socio-economic surveys and personal interviews using pre-tested and structured data gathering protocols with standardized scales and indices involving the members of the SHGs. The male and female counterparts of the families were separately interviewed to assess the gender mainstreaming aspects in terms of equity and equality to access to resources, participation profile, decision making aspects, gender need analysis etc. Though majority of activities are female dominated, the male counterparts of the households also have definite role in decision making, purchase of accessories, sales, marketing etc. The indicative economics worked out for the economic feasibility analysis to find break-even point and pay-back period of the SHGs suggests that, both the mussel and oyster units take one year to break even. A success case study was elucidated and documented as a documentary movie which can be used as a case model for promoting group action for mobilizing SHGs on a sustainable basis.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender mainstreaming, Self Help Groups, Break-even point, Pay Back Period, Empowerment Index, Performance level.
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension

    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 05:48
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 05:48
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13243

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