Role and Place of Women in Aquaculture a Case Study of Ukerewe District, Tanzania  

Joseph Onyango Luomba
Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute P.O Box 475, Mwanza, Tanzania
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 18   doi: 10.5376/ija.2013.03.0018
Received: 14 Jun., 2013    Accepted: 17 Jun., 2013    Published: 27 Jun., 2013
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Luomba, 2013, Role and Place of Women in Aquaculture a Case Study of Ukerewe District, Tanzania, International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol.3, No.18 101-104 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2013. 03.0018)


The aquaculture sector is often considered a male domain because of the high levels of investments and nature of work. Women’s role and participation has often been ignored partly due to socio-cultural taboo against them. This paper therefore highlights that women’s play a critical role in the whole chain from pond construction fingerlings sorting, pond stocking, feeding, sex identification and fish harvest. Based on empirical information from two fish farming groups in Ukerewe district Lake Victoria, the paper discusses two issues, first, the potentials women have in aquaculture and secondly, that there challenges they face that need to be addressed.

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