FAO and WorldFish-Women’s Empowerment in aquaculture-

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This publication  is worth a read. It highlights the difficulty faced by women in the aquaculture sector in Bangladesh. Interestingly it looks at women in a factory setting. shrimp processing, as well as women farmers in rural Bangladesh.

The important role women play in sustaining the aquaculture sector in Bangladesh is discussed. The findings highlight that aquaculture contributes to women’s empowerment mainly by giving women access to making an income. The publication concludes with recommendations for stronger policy, NGO and donor support to enable empowerment.


About judith-ann-colgan

Jodie Colgan is a graduate from University College Cork where she completed her Bachelor of Science in International Development and Food Policy. She is currently studying a Masters of Science in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc CCAFS) in National University Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). Jodie has previous work experience as a development assistant working in the West Bank in a human rights NGO, the Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI). During her time in the West Bank Jodie involved herself in some sideline research in the Palestinian Museum of Natural history which included learning about aquaponics systems and how valuable the technology is in achieving sustainable food security across the globe. Currently Jodie is carrying out her Masters research thesis in Penang Malaysia with WorldFish, an international nonprofit research organisation. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR and has a primary goal of reducing poverty and hunger through fisheries and aquaculture. She will be carrying out a gender analysis on Climate Smart Aquaculture practices being implemented in rural areas in Bangladesh.