Gender Participation in Aquaculture Value Chain in Delta State, Nigeria Public Deposited

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Suggested Bibliographic Reference: Challenging New Frontiers in the Global Seafood Sector: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 11-15, 2016. Compiled by Stefani J. Evers and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2016.

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, held July 11-15, 2016 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

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  • Lack of adequate gender-specific data and statistics has given rise to stereotype assumption on the contributions of men and women in agricultural production; aquaculture inclusive. This consequently has negatively influenced policies and programs geared towards increased productivity. The study was therefore aimed to analyze the gender participation in aquaculture value chain in Delta State of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Factors influencing gender participation and consumer preference for cultured fish were determined. Multi-stage stratified sampling was used to select total sample size of 270 stakeholders. Structured questionnaires were administered to 70 fish farmers, 30 traders ∕ retailers, 30 fish processors, 30 restaurants, 80 consumers and 30 service providers.  Descriptive and inferential statistics (T-test, probit and logit at α0.05) were used for the analysis. Majority of the fish farmers were male (77.1%), 90.0% of the trader/retailer were female, 80.0% of the processors were female. Along the supply chain, fish farmers sold to the traders/retailers, processors, restaurants and consumers at a mean farm gate price of N482.7/Kg. There was no significant difference in decision making across gender, but there was a significant (P<0.01) difference in income among male and female fish farmers. Probit analysis showed that age and land ownership by lease significantly influenced negatively access to credit. Result from logit regression showed that age, education and household size significantly influenced consumer’s preference to cultured fish. It was recommended that female fish farmers should be encouraged to participate more in cooperative societies for increased access to inputs including loans.
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