Dialogues in gender and coastal aquaculture: Gender and the seaweed farming value chain

Gopal, Nikita and Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Betty, Nyonje and Williams, Meryl and Munyi, Fridah and Francis, Okalo and Kyoko, Kusakabe and Kafayat, Fakoya (2021) Dialogues in gender and coastal aquaculture: Gender and the seaweed farming value chain. Project Report. Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS).

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    Abstract

    In many coastal communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Indian Ocean, aquaculture is an alternative income-generating activity, aimed at improving local economies and enhancing food security. While aquaculture and fisheries management tend to focus on production, which is male-centric, women are important actors in certain types of small scale aquaculture production (shrimps, mussel, seaweed, crab fattening) and they are major participants along aquaculture value-chains. Women’s specific rights and needs are missing in almost all global normative aquaculture or fisheries policies, thus weakening their opportunities and failing to protect their rights. Guidelines for implementing gender equality in the fisheries sector are lacking, actions are unfunded, and officials do not know what to do. Women’s work is often part of a global value chain in which the women hold little power. Furthermore, fisheries policy boundaries themselves are very narrow and specific, having little sway over many of the activities that women perform. To overcome this, the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) has argued for gender analyses covering the whole value chain, since this makes visible activities that are at the fringe of fisheries/aquaculture policies and should help expand the policy coverage.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquaculture; Coastal aquaculture; Seaweed farming
    Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
    Aquaculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Agricultural Technology Information Centre
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Agricultural Technology Information Centre
    CMFRI-Kochi > Agricultural Technology Information Centre
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Agricultural Technology Information Centre
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 06:44
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 06:44
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15847

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