WorldFish’s objective for Myanmar’s MYCulture program is to improve food and income security in the country’s Ayeyarwady Delta and Central Dry Zone regions through the development of small-scale aquaculture To ensure maximum and equitable distribution of the benefits from smallscale aquaculture, the technical component of the program was complemented by a gender and nutrition benchmark study. The aim of the study was to gain an in-depth understanding of existing gender norms and social relations that may influence project outcomes and how they affect men and women differently. Insights from the study will inform gender-transformative approaches to support more effective and sustainable initiatives by addressing the underlying drivers of gender imbalance. This program brief draws on the findings of the study and other research to describe and discuss gender in Myanmar’s fisheries sector, specifically in smallscale aquaculture.
Gender in Myanmar’s small-scale aquaculture sector
Aregu, L., Rajaratnam, S., McDougall, C., Johnstone, G., Wah, Z.Z., Nwe, K.M., Akester, M., Grantham, R., Karim, M. (2017)
Penang, Malaysia: CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems. Program Brief: FISH-2017-12