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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.
This report focused on the scope and promotion of women participation in shrimp value chain and find out the factors of gender equity and enhancement of women empowerment along with the value chain of the shrimp industry.
Studies in Cameroon have found that aquafarmers with closer access to urban markets were able to sell much higher quantities of fish at higher prices. In recent research on collective marketing involving 32 rural fish farmers, 12 made a profit, which sparked further local interest in the concept.