Economic outcomes in small-scale fish trade: The role of gender norms

By Emma Rice, Abigail Bennett & Patrick Kawaye
Economic analysis of market data was conducted by the research team to understand quantitative differences in livelihood outcomes for women and men engaging in the same trading activities at the same markets. Results from economic models show that gender is a key factor influencing earnings in fish trade and that other important drivers, including processing type and selling market size and location, are also shaped by gender. The team found that while women and men participate in fish trade in near-equal numbers in Malawi, women are earning less money per unit than men and tend to trade in smaller volumes.

A Review of the Multi-dimensional Perspectives of Taboos on Gender Roles of Fisherfolk in the Global South

By Ayodele Oloko, Sarah Harper, Kafayat Fakoya and U. Rashid Sumaila
Traditional knowledge and belief systems can play an important role in contemporary governance systems, making valuable contributions towards sustainable fisheries; however, understanding the role that taboos play in mediating human interactions with ocean resources, especially those limiting women’s access to such resources, is necessary for advancing gender equity in small-scale fisheries.

GeNA: Developing gender-responsive monitoring in NbCS aquaculture projects in Southeast Asia

The Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) has been awarded a 46 months project titled “Making nature-based climate solutions (NbCS) in aquaculture in Southeast Asia monitoring more gender-responsive: What gets measured gets done.” GeNA or Gender-responsive NbCS in Aquaculture for short is supported by IDRC Canada’s AQUADAPT-SEAPAC grant.