The role of women in artisanal fisheries along the Lower Benue River

Obande, R.A. and Tiamiyu, L.O. and Itodo, S.O. (2005) The role of women in artisanal fisheries along the Lower Benue River. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 123-127.

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Abstract

A questionnaire survey was carried out to assess the role of women in the artisanal fisheries of fish markets sector along the Lower Benue River. Four (4) fishing settlement communities of fish markets along the Lower Benue were selected. They are namely North Bank, Wadata, Abinse and Gbajimba . Structure and unstructured questionnaire were administered to cover areas of personal data, fish production activities, processing and marketing among others. The study revealed that women along the Lower Benue River participate activity in the artisanal fisheries sub-sector. However, the major role played by the women was in the area of processing and preservation, marketing and distribution. These accounted 52 and 42% respectively. The distribution of the women was not tribally based however, Jukun women accounted for 66.20% followed by Agatu women 13.00%. The age bracket of the women mostly involved in fisheries activities was between 31-40 years. About 86% of them was married. The initial capital base was low and mostly by personal saving accounting for 52%. Need for government assistance was the highlight in this study. About 86% sought for Federal Government intervention from the National Poverty Eradication Programme. This they felt will be a welcome development to boost women participation in the Artisanal fisheries sub-sector along the Lower Benue River

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The role of women in artisanal fisheries along the Lower Benue River
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Obande, R.A.
Tiamiyu, L.O.
Itodo, S.O.
Page Range: pp. 123-127
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, Lower Benue River; artisanal fishing; marketing; processing fishery products; women
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4001
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/4001

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