Characterization of rural livelihood of Lake Chad basin fishermen

Sule, O.D. and Ovie, S.I. and Raji, A. (2005) Characterization of rural livelihood of Lake Chad basin fishermen. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 114-122.

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Abstract

The study examined the characterization of rural livelihood of the fishermen in the Nigeria portion of Lake Chad Basin are as part of European Commission (EC) founded project entitled "Sustainable development of continental fisheries; a regional study of policy options and policy formation mechanisms for the Lake Chad Basin" Wealth ranking exercise which was not based on real income but on production capacity of the fishermen was carried out in twenty (20) villages survey on the western part of the region using Rapid Rural Appraisal Technique with semi- structured interviews. The different activities carried out by the villagers for living were identified according to their socio-economic status. This was followed by an assessment of the socio-economic characterization within each wealth group. Series of comparative analysis of the ethnic composition, accessibility of fishing gear ownership by the population were done. The results show that the 3 wealth groups in the region include the rich (Group 1) the middle class (Group 2) and the poor (Group 3). It was identified that fishing is just one component of the socio-economic production system along side farming, livestock rearing and trading which are closely integrated. The diversified livelihood system being practiced in the Chad Basin region are not only less vulnerable but also more sustainable

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Characterization of rural livelihood of Lake Chad basin fishermen
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Sule, O.D.
Ovie, S.I.
Raji, A.
Page Range: pp. 114-122
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Borno, Lake Chad; fishermen; fishing gear; labour
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4000
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2010 16:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:36
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4000

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