Women sewing, Linay, Philippines. Photo: RFLP
The February Newsletter of the FAO-Spain Regional Fisheries Livelihood Program (RFLP) has stories of women’s contribuitons to improving fish quality and of finding additional income earning opportunities outside the fisheries supply chain.
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Tagged alternative livelihoods, FAO, fish drying, fisheries, RFLP, Spain, women
The December 2011 RFLP Newsletter (FAO-Spain Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme) features several articles on projects that reach out to women, such as vocational training, skills enhancement in processing, and a case study gender analysis for Negombo and Puttalam Districts in Sri Lanka.
To download the Newletter: Dec 2011 RFLP Newsletter
Sri Lanka gender analysis report: Gender_Analysis_Puttalam_Negombo
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Tagged FAO, RFLP, Spain, Sri Lanka
New from the Spain-FAO-RFLP!
‘Women play a significant role in fisheries, yet lack of attention to gender roles and relations can result in policies or programmes failing to improve livelihoods or reduce vulnerability of fishing communities. The largely ‘invisible’ role of women in small-scale fisheries must be addressed if actions aimed at improving the livelihoods of small-scale fishers and their families are to be successful.
‘As part of its efforts to promote gender equity to improve fisheries livelihoods, the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia (RFLP) which is funded by Spain and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN has developed a field handbook that gives guidance on taking gender into account in all phases of small-scale fisheries development projects.
‘The handbook provides:
- An overview of the rationale, concepts and approaches concerning mainstreaming gender equality in development cooperation;
- An overview of the role of women in the fisheries sector, the problems they face and possible empowerment opportunities;
- Tools for gender analysis in fisheries development projects and guidance on how to integrate gender aspects at various stages in the project cycle.
‘To download the handbook or to browse a magazine-style electronic version please visit gender mainstreaming manual
The RFLP would love to receive your feedback or comments on the new handbook. Please visit the above link to make contact.
Posted in Asia, Cambodia, FAO, Fisheries, Gender, Gender and development, Gender research resources, Geography, Philippines, research, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
Tagged FAO, fisheries, gender handbook, project management, RFLP, south asia, southeast asia, Spain
Vietnam fish market. Photo: RFLP
In the FAO-Spain Regional Fisheries Livelihood Program for South and Southeast Asia, the August Newsletter (download newsletter) contains several stories that highlight support for fishing community development, with strong participation by women.
Gender (p. 6): Mainstreaming gender in fisheries in the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam
Post Harvest (p.5):
– Timor Leste fishers to form National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives
– Meet the champions! Products offering best value potential picked in the Philippines
– Over 900 Cambodian fishers and vendors trained in hygienic fish processing
Microfinance (p 6): Financial literacy training for fishers
RFLP August 2011 Newsletter
Posted in Asia, FAO, Fisheries, Gender, Geography, Regional
Tagged FAO, fisheries, micro-finance, post harvest, RFLP, south asia, southeast asia, Spain, women
The RFLP participants: (from left) Angela Lentisco, Nguyen Dang Hao, Heng Ponley, Bandara Basnayake and Rosario Segundina P. Gaerlan.
- GAF3: Dr Stella Williams makes a point. In foreground is RFLP presenter Dr Nguyen Dang Nao, Hue University
RFLP May Newsletter
In its first newsletter, (6 May 2011), RFLP featured its particiaption at GAF3. the Newsletter noted: RFLP ‘helped facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences on gender issues in fisheries by supporting the attendance of participants from Viet Nam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines to the 3rd Global Symposium on Gender and Fisheries (3GAF) in Shanghai, China 21 to 23 of April.’
The Newsletter also features articles on work on co-management, safety at sea, community, vocational training, micro-finance and many other interesting topics in the Spanish-funded Programme’s project countries, namely: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, Vietnam.
Posted in Asia, FAO, Fisheries, GAF3, Gender, Women
Tagged Cambodia, FAO, fisheries, GAF3, gender, Philippines, RFLP, Sri Lanka, Vietnam