Oloko, Ayodele (2019) Challenges and Prospects of Women Fisher Folks in Lagos State, Nigeria.. (Master thesis), ZMT, Bremen, 140 pp.

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Abstract

Women fisher folk‘s vital contributions in artisanal fisheries of Lagos state are often unappreciated because of socio-cultural expectations based on central gender roles and ethinic responsibilities. Women‘s active participation in fish production were investigated in selected fish communities and local market‘s in Lagos State, by looking at the potential benefits, livelihood strategies, valuable assets, economic resources, social challenges, institutional and cultural constraints, and adaptive strategies. The thesis explores the efficient utilization of these adaptive strategies and their profound implications for livelihoods opportunities. Using the Sustainable Livelihood Framework as my theoretical lens; key findings from the comprehensive study tentatively suggest that fishing can indeed provide a number of opportunities of earning income. However, inevitable threats and potent shocks like lean season, fire incidents or substancial constraints such as patriarchy, polygamy, insufficient working capital and underdeveloped structures, severely challenged women‘s sustainable livelihoods. This study therefore recommends the effective implementation of women-oriented interventionist‘s programs in Lagos State, in order to mitigate fisherwomen‘s poverty and sustainably aid their economic empowerment.

Document Type: Thesis supervision (Master thesis)
Thesis supervisor: Breckwoldt, Annette, Bolarinwa, Dr. Bamidele, Fakoya, Dr. Kafayat and Ferse, Sebastian
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Ecology > Human Agency, Resilience and Diversity in Coral Reefs
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 16:31
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/4204

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