Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Fisheries Sector in the Gambia: Trade, Value Addition and Social Inclusiveness, with a Focus on Women | Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

The Fisheries Sector in the Gambia: Trade, Value Addition and Social Inclusiveness, with a Focus on Women | Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)



The relationship between trade and gender is highly contextual and country-specific, as the gender effects of trade depend on the specificities of individual economic sectors and countries. However, it is at times possible to extrapolate some general patterns that are likely to be found across countries. In general terms, The Gambian case study points to three critical dimensions that should be taken into account when promoting fish-export-oriented policies as a pro-poor strategy: i) the existence of gender-specific patterns in the processing and marketing of fresh and cured fish products; ii) the resultant, gender-differentiated impacts of a commercial, export-oriented strategy in the fisheries sector; and iii) the need for trade policy responses that are gender-specific and redistributive...
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