Usha Tai in a discussion with representatives of fi shworkers organization at a meeting organized by ICSF. Photo: Yemaya Aug 2014
The August 2014 issue of Yemaya, the newsletter on gender and fisheries of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is full of interesting articles. It highlights the gender implications of the new Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines, plus articles on Japan, India and The Gambia. Download the issue at this link.
- Editorial: Nilanjana Biswas
- Japan: Migrant hands, local profits by Kumi Soejims & Katia Frangoudes
- Profile: “I love fishing at all times”— Jeannette Naranjo (Costa Rica) by Vivienne Solis Rivera
- The Gambia: Trading away food security by Nilanjana Biswas
- India: Remembering Usha Tamore by Shuddhawati S Peke
- Milestones: The Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines by Ramya Rajagopalan
- Japan: Sea, people and life by Katia Frangoudes & Annie Castaldo
- What’s New Webby? GAF5 by Ramya Rajagopalanby
- India: A question of identity (for seaweed collectors) by Sumana Narayanan
- Q & A: Carmen, Honduras by Norman Flores and
Vivienne Solis Rivera
- Yemaya Mama: cartoon
- Yemaya Recommends: Standards for collecting sex disaggregated data for gender analysis: A guide for CGIAR researchers by Caitlin Kieran & Cheryl Doss
Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Costa Rica, Fish post-harvest, Fisheries, GAF5, Gambia, Gender, Global, Honduras, India, Japan, Men, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, The Gambia, Women
Beach landing and trading, Gambia. Source: UNCTAD 2014.
From sardines and mackerels to cockles and oysters, the fisheries and fish processing activities of the Republic of the Gambia in West Africa are important to people and to the economy. A new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), called “The fisheries sector in the Gambia: trade, value addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women,” examines the fish trade and gender linkages. In particular it discusses the complex issues around domestic markets and trade and export supply chains which can “accentuate dynamics of polarization and exclusion.” The domestic-oriented chain is most important to women.
Download the report here
Executive Summary (extract):
The relationship between trade and gender is highly contextual and country-specific, as the gender effects of trade depend on the specificities of individual economic sectors and countries. However, it is at times possible to extrapolate some general patterns that are likely to be found across countries. In general terms, The Gambian case study points to three critical dimensions that should be taken into account when promoting fish-export-oriented policies as a pro-poor strategy: i) the existence of gender-specific patterns in the processing and marketing of fresh and cured fish products; ii) the resultant, gender-differentiated impacts of a commercial, export-oriented strategy in the fisheries sector; and iii) the need for trade policy responses that are gender-specific and redistributive.
Posted in Africa, Country, FAO, UN Women, World Bank, IFAD, UNIDO and other multilateral, Fish post-harvest, Fisheries, Gambia, Gender, Gender and development, Geography, Globalization, Men, Women
The latest issue of “Yemaya”, the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, has just been released, containing materials on global initiatives (Rio+20, FAO’s Committee on
Clan elder, Magesa Lubumbika from Lugata village (Kome Island) performing fishing rituals in honour of his grandson. Photo: Modesta Medard, in Yemaya 40 p. 7.
Fisheries work and CEDAW), and special reports on gender dimensions of fisheries in Africa (Gambia, Senegal, Tanzania), and profiles of leaders from Indonesia and Brazil.
Download articles or the whole issue at Yemaya 40
- Rio+20 – Is this the Future We Want? Analysis, Online Resources and Yemaya Mama looks for sustainable development in Rio!
- Gambia: Building Capacity, Managing Change
- Profile: Never Say Die – Masnu’ah, women’s group leader in Indonesia
- Loss of Inheritance: consequences of changes in Lake Victoria fisheries, Tanzania
- CEDAW turns 30!
- Promoting Gender Equity – summaries of CSO proposals as part of FAO small-scale fisheries processes
- Brazil fisherwomen: Naina Pierri interviews Cleonice Silva Nascimento
- Review: “An Evaluation of the Roles of Women in Fishing Communities of Dakar, the La Petite Côte, and Sine Saloum,” Senegal
Posted in Advocacy, Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, Country, FAO, UN Women, World Bank, IFAD, UNIDO and other multilateral, Fisheries, Gambia, Gender, Geography, Global, ICSF, Indonesia, Men, Senegal, Tanzania, Women
From the the ‘New Agriculturist’ Wren Media: By organising women into groups and providing them with training, resources and credit, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), through the Post Harvest Fisheries Pilot Project of the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme (SFLP), has enabled post-harvest processors in ten communities to participate more effectively in decision-making processes and improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses. http://www.new-ag.info/developments/devItem.php?a=1870