Social impact and women empowerment through mussel farming in Kerala, India

Kripa, V and Surendranath, V G (2008) Social impact and women empowerment through mussel farming in Kerala, India. Development, 51 . pp. 199-204.

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Mussel farming has gained popularity along the southwest coast of India with more than 3,000 women becoming owners of mussel farms. Vasanth Kripa and Vazhoor Gopalan Surendranathan show how training alone was not sufficient to motivate villagers to adopt a new technology; instead visual observations of the success of the technology are essential for removing the risk aversion attitude. Support from the government prompted women to form self-help groups. This led to group farming, which helped women overcome social inhibitions and prove their competence.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Impact; Women Empowerment; Mussel Farming; Kerala; India
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fishing Community
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7240
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 17:02
Last Modified:01 Feb 2011 17:02

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