Rural Finance and Investment Insights: November 2022
Note from the editor
Women play an important role in fishery value chain activities. There are 45 million women who participate in the small-scale fisheries value chain, representing 40 percent of the estimated labour force engaged in small-scale fisheries (SSF). Although women’s contribution to SSF is economically and socially important, it receives minimal attention while formulating fisheries policies and programs.
On November 11, the Global Network for Capacity Building to Increase Access of Small-scale Fisheries to Financial services (CAFI-SSF Network) in association with other partners organized a webinar “Access to finance for empowering women in small-scale fisheries value chain“. The webinar shared information on successful policy initiatives to enhance the livelihood of women self-help groups practising small-scale fish rearing activities in village community ponds, with collective community action being implemented for catfish production to processing activities. It also introduced how women-member-based fisher- folk associations supported equitable access to inclusive financial services programs for women in small-scale fisheries value chains in Asia and Africa region.
For more details of the webinar, please find the press coverage and recording here.
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