GIFT tilapia raise culture efficiency in Sri Lanka

The wide distribution and ongoing improvement of GIFT tilapia in Sri Lanka is raising the living standards of poor people and contributing to gender equality through employment for women in rural areas. So far, the GIFT fish have undergone four generations of selection for increased harvest weight in Sri Lanka. Now preferred in varied culture systems across the country, GIFT fish grow faster and have higher survival than local tilapia stocks.

Gender mainstreaming in community fisheries management

In Cambodia, women have traditionally been regarded as poor in terms of physically ability and knowledge. The voices of women have often been unheard in terms of social influence and decision-making. Therefore, the Fisheries Administration and community-based Natural Resource Management Learning Institute initiated a study focusing on the roles, needs and aspirations of women in fishing and community fisheries management in coastal regions of Cambodia.

Gender and aquaculture: sharing the benefits equitably

Aquaculture is the fastest growing agricultural sector in the world; it can meet both the food security and cash needs of poor households in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Women’s involvement in aquaculture is more significant than often assumed. In many developing countries formal statistics often overlook the nature and extent of their vital contribution. Research on gender and aquaculture at the WorldFish Center identifies five key themes for consideration.

The fish trader+ model: a guide for implementation

The WorldFish Center, in partnership with FAO, is implementing the regional programme "Fisheries and HIV/AIDS in Africa: investing in sustainable solutions". This programme aims at strengthening the capacity in the region to develop sustainable solutions to enhance the contributions of fish and fisheries to economic and human development. In particular, the programme is building a strategic response to HIV/AIDS in the fisheries sector that will generate benefits for vulnerable groups in wider society.

Report on gender training with gender module: shrimp quality support project 2, implemented by WorldFish Center, support by USAID

Earlier studies and works done in the first phase of the shrimp quality support project revealed that gender discrimination is widespread in the value chain of shrimp sub-sector. As such the SQSP 2 has the objective to provide training on gender development to the different stakeholders of the shrimp value chain to aware and sensitize them to employ more women to achieve gender equality and mainstream gender in the sub-sector.

Gender and Fisheries

This special issue with contributions from three worldfish scientists focuses on the gender dimensions of fisheries which provide rich ground for perspectives on development policy and community based strategies for livelihoods, gender and social justice.

Fish as the "bank in the water" - evidence from chronic-poor communities in Congo

Small-scale fisheries in developing countries are often perceived as being a low-productivity and backward informal sector. As a result they are rarely considered in poverty reduction programmes and rural development planning. In this paper, we investigate the dual role of fish as a food and cash crop through data collected in river fisheries in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Fishing in this very remote rural region of DRC is operated both by men and women, as part of a household multiple activity livelihood strategy.

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