Gender Roles in Tilapia Capture and Marketing Supply Chain on Lake Kariba, Zambia Public Deposited

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Our major appreciation goes to NEPAD for financial support to attend the conference. The comments received from participants in the conference session in which this paper was presented have been very useful in improving the quality of the paper. For this, we express profound gratitude. We also would like to appreciate the roles played by Edna Joba, Noria Sichaambya, Robson Syambaale, Obert Syavwapa and Steward Maambo in data collection.

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  • The study looked at gender roles in the value chain for small scale Tilapia capture and marketing in villages and market centres along the Sinazongwe shore line of Lake Kariba, Zambia. Objectives were to identify dominant gender in supply chain functions, compute price changes due to value addition and isolate institutional requirements for effective marketing. Data analyzed from fisher-folks, traders, fish smokers, aggregators and retailers showed deep water fishing dominated by males with 94% of captors and shallow water fishing by females (68%). About 90% of intermediary traders and 61% of fresh fish retailers were males while females dominated fish aggregation (59%), processing (57%), distribution (69%) and smoked fish retailing (87%). One kilogramme of fresh Tilapia changed from ZMK8,000 at landing point to ZKM9,500 at trader level to ZKM13,000 at aggregation and to ZMK18,000 at final retail point. Smoked fish price per kilogramme was ZMK8,000, ZMK9,500, ZMK15,000 and ZMK19,000 at landing, trader, processer and retailer levels, respectively. Low investment in capital assets and lack of training in fish capture were identified as requiring urgent attention for increased women participation. Absence of regulatory institutions for fish quality assurance especially between captors and aggregators also required urgent attention owing to considerable fish deterioration between these points. The study concluded that women were more involved in fish smoking, aggregation and distribution but negligible in fish capture. To increase participation in male dominated activities, there is need for a female-tailored credit window to facilitate investment in fixed assets and training in deep water fishing.
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  • Syampaku, E.M. & T.E. Mafimisebi. Gender Roles in Tilapia Capture and Marketing Supply Chain on Lake Kariba, Zambia. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012.
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