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Gender and the political economy of fish agri-food systems in the global South


This is Chapter 13 of the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture, which covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture.

The chapter dives into small-scale and commercial fisheries and aquaculture through a gender lens to look at the political (state), economic (markets), and local (household) environments, to connect the fisheries’ social sciences with the blue economy in order to answer the following questions:

  • How do key political economy trends of feminization, migration, and labor play out and influence the experiences, opportunities, and challenges of women and men in commercial and small-scale fsheries and aquaculture?
  • What  are  the  gender  dynamics  in  commercial  and  small-scale  fisheries  and  aquaculture,  and in what ways are the experiences, opportunities, and barriers the same or different for different women and men?
  • Overall, how do these commercial and small-scale sectors shape and represent opportunities for or barriers to equitable and decent livelihoods for women and men in the global South?

This chapter has been made available as Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license, funded by WorldFish.