Role of women in fish food security and poverty alleviation

Omojowo, F.S. and Ihuahi, J.A. and Omojowo, M.T. and Ogunfowora, O.O. (2005) Role of women in fish food security and poverty alleviation. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 198-204.

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Abstract

The notions about women been limited to producing children like rates alone; cooking for the family, restricted within the fenced compound without any meaningful contributions in fish food production was dispelled during the course of the study. From the data gathered, the study revealed various contributions of women as regard fish food production as about 2% of the women are involved in direct fishing as this enhance food security of the family and the society. Also women dominate the entire post harvest and marketing sector and 70% started fishing business with their personal savings.Also, some of the women own boats and other fishing inputs, which they do give to the fishermen that could catch the fish and sell it to them. This has a way of enhancing fish catch and fish food security of the people as those men that would have sit idle for lack of fishing gears are now meaningfully engaged courtesy of the women financiers. Finally, the study also revealed that 46% of the women between N2,5000 to above N4,000 from marketing of fish, and also utilizenthe income generated to enhance the welfare of the households in the area of food, clothing and paying their children school fees hence reducing the level of poverty of their households

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Role of women in fish food security and poverty alleviation
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Omojowo, F.S.
Ihuahi, J.A.
Omojowo, M.T.
Ogunfowora, O.O.
Page Range: pp. 198-204
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; artisanal fishing; financing; marketing; women
Subjects:
Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4026
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 08:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:39
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4026

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