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The fisherwomen of Benin


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


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”.

Annual Report 2017


We are pleased to share with you, on behalf of the Executive Secretariat, the report of our activities during 2017. The year was marked by events and achievements that enriched our expertise and broadened our range of activities. For example, ACED strengthened its expertise in issues related to youth entrepreneurship and urban agriculture.

What does the fisherman want?


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.

Food insecurity prevails among 32 per cent of fishermen


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