The role of women in fisheries activities in some selected fishing villages in the southern zone of Kainji Lake basin

Ekundayo, T. and Kolo, R.J. (2005) The role of women in fisheries activities in some selected fishing villages in the southern zone of Kainji Lake basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 763-766.

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Abstract

Questionnaires containing 39 questions were prepared and administered to 50 women in ten fishing villages in the Southern Kainji Lake Basin to assess the level of women participation in fisheries activities. Results showed that 100% of the women interviewed were involved in fisheries activities and the following factors were considered. Age group between 20-30 years was 18%; 31-40 years; 30%; and above 40 years had the highest percentage of 40%. Also 98% of the women involve in fisheries activities were married while only 2% were not married. Muslin women constituted 82% while 18% were Christians. About 70% of Hausas were involved: no Igbos and Yorubas, while 30% were other tribes, which included Ijaws, Isokos and Urohobos. The percentage of women without education amounted to 62%, those women with Koranic education accounted for 22%, 14% had primary education while only 2% had secondary education. Few women were directly involved in fishing and statistical analysis showed that there was insignificant difference from village to village. All the women (100%) were involved in fish processing and storage (preservation) before sale. Only 26% of the women were not involved in fish marketing. Also 26% of the women made profits ranging from N500 to N1,000 per week, 24% make N1,000 to N1,500 per week, 12% made N1,500 to N2,000 and 38% made profit above N2,000. Statistical analysis showed that there was a significant difference in the profit made by the women (P<0.05) from the foregoing, women were actively involved in all fisheries activities

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The role of women in fisheries activities in some selected fishing villages in the southern zone of Kainji Lake basin
Personal Creator/Author:
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Ekundayo, T.
Kolo, R.J.
Page Range: pp. 763-766
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; fisheries; women
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4111
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4111

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