Evaluation of woman fisherfolks involvement in fisheries activities in Kainji Lake basin

Bako, W.S. (2005) Evaluation of woman fisherfolks involvement in fisheries activities in Kainji Lake basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 546-556.

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Abstract

The extent of rural women fisherfolks contribution to fisheries was grossly under estimated and certainly under valued. The basis of their involvement in fisheries activities is to make themselves equal partners to men productive and self reliant participants in the process of improving their own and their family living standard and to enable them realize their full potentials. This survey is informed a system of data collection with the aid of questionnaires and analysis. Ninety-six of the questionnaires were administered to women fisher folks in eight fishing communities selected at random. Thirty seven (97) percent of the women fisher folks are between the ages of 25-35 years, 59.4% of them can only read and write in Arabic language and 21.9% only are literature in western education, which is a general characteristic of the rural population in Nigeria. 24.0% of the respondents are in full time fishing activities while 65-5% are fishmongers. They belong to cooperative societies but only 26% indicated to have benefited from loan and credit facilities. 84.4% of the respondents are sustained by the business. The major problems facing women fisherfolks includes poor market price, fish spoilage, high transport cost and lack of access to loan and credit facilities and extension assistance. Solution to these problems will increase their status benefit and development

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Evaluation of woman fisherfolks involvement in fisheries activities in Kainji Lake basin
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Bako, W.S.
Page Range: pp. 546-556
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, Lake Kainji; artisanal fishing; financing; fish spoilage; fishery products; marketing; pricing; socioeconomic aspects; women
Subjects: Education
Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4074
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:19
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4074

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