FISH4ACP to highlight Gambia's female oyster farmers

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
22 November 2022, at 9:00am

FISH4ACP is putting on a virtual tour to put a spotlight on women in the aquaculture and fisheries value chains, in an event on 13 December.

a lady in a dugout canoe
Women make up the majority of the oyster industry in The Gambia

© FISH4ACP

The online programme, which runs from 14:30 – 16:00 will take participants to The Gambia to learn about women running the show in oyster production and to Zambia, where women are in charge of processing and selling kapenta from Lake Tanganyika.

It will explore the challenges women face in gaining equal rights and decision-making power, and in improving working conditions. It will also look at initiatives promoting gender equity.

The event will consist of

  • Videos on oyster production in the Gambia and the kapenta sector in Zambia.
  • Expert debate with the participation of local stakeholders and experts on the role of women in aquatic value chains, the challenges women face and initiatives to promote gender equity.
  • Discussions – actively engaging the audience – on issues related to gender in fisheries and aquaculture value chains, including equal rights, fair representation and working conditions.

This is the sixth edition of FISH4ACP’s virtual tour, an online conversation on fisheries and aquaculture value chain development bringing together local fisher folk and fish workers, value chain stakeholders, experts, donors and the development community.

Register for the online event here.