Gender perspectives and dynamics of bivalve farming Self Help Groups

Vipinkumar, V P and Sahoo, P K and Srinath, Krishna and Ambrose, T V and Jiban Dash, S S (2013) Gender perspectives and dynamics of bivalve farming Self Help Groups. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (3). pp. 59-66.


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    This study was undertaken in Kasargod and Kollam districts of Kerala to assess the gender perspectives in terms of gender need and gender role in bivalve farming fisherfolk and group dynamics of the Self Help Groups (SHGs) involved in bivalve farming. From each of the districts, 200 households were selected and male and female counterparts in each household were separately interviewed, comprising a sample of 400 respondents. In addition to this, 10 SHGs of women fisherfolk were selected at random and the group dynamics of each SHG was quantified by developing an index called Group Dynamics Effectiveness Index (GDEI). The gender participation in different activities, gender needs, decision making as well as access and control over the resources in respect to mussel culture were analysed. Opinion of men and women on the above aspect was found to be similar with out any significant difference. However, differential gender response was observed between the villages in Kasargod and Kollam districts. Significantly, the financial transaction was under the control of women and the most important requirement perceived by both men and women was the timely availability of spat. In case of participation and need, both men and women share almost the same opinion. Socio-economic, technological and export support requirements were analysed for gender mainstreaming.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Benefit-cost ratio; Dimensions; Dynamics; Empowerment; Gender perspective; Self Help Group
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 10:16
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:56

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