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The fisherwomen of Benin

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Women occupy pivotal positions in the value chain of inland fishery activities in the Global South. Being responsible for processing and marketing, women largely determine the value of the catch and income status of small-scale fisher families. Benin is no exception; approximately 40 000 women are employed in the inland fishery sector with buying and selling fish as their main activities.

Workshop on inland fisheries in Benin

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On September 18, 2018, ACED, LHA and ACWFS organized a workshop in the context of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) project “Improving resilience of inland fisher communities in Benin”.

Knowledge sharing and policy engagement workshop

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There is a growing recognition, both by the United Nation’s High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition and a range of recent high impact article from the scientific community, that fish should be put higher on the agenda to curb malnutrition especially in developing countries.

What does the fisherman want?

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Despite its contribution to the livelihoods of more than 300,000 individuals, to food security and nutrition in Benin, the fishery sector receives less attention from research and policymakers compared to other agricultural sectors. A study conducted among 1,066 inland fishers (including 227 fisherwomen) provided critical information about their activities, vulnerability, resilience and water sharing rules.

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