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An Analysis of the Impact of Women in Small Scale Fisheries on Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Lake Chad Basin Area, Nigeria | Abstract
Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences

Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-446X

+19473334405

Abstract

An Analysis of the Impact of Women in Small Scale Fisheries on Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Lake Chad Basin Area, Nigeria

Babagana Zanna and Mohammed Musa

The study is an attempt to analyze the impact of women in small scale fisheries on poverty reduction in Lake Chad Basin area, Borno State of Nigeria. Data for the study were collected through a structured questionnaire from 1st to the 30th of July 2017. The results showed that women fishers are lacking in support services that will enhance their role performance with literacy level close to 100% yet, their economic potentials cannot be underrated as they had immensely impacted on the household well-being. The result of the regression analysis indicates a significant relationship between socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and the roles performed in small scale fishing activities in the study area. It is recommended that government should make concerted effort in the improvement of the socio-economic characteristics of women in small scale fisheries in the study area in line with policies that will enhance their role performance in the sub-sector.

Published Date: 2020-07-28; Received Date: 2020-06-25

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