This is one of a series of 10 working papers produced as the first stage of a project to investigate the potential for integration of aquaculture into small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of India and Sri Lanka. This part of the project focused on Karnataka State, India, and the papers were produced as a resource for a stakeholder workshop, held in Coimbatore, 19-20 November, 1998.
This paper considers gender issues relevant to aquaculture development in Raichur District. In order to include women in a research or development programme, it is necessary to establish their position in society, their work patterns and responsibilities, as well as their access to and ownership of resources.
The contents of the paper are as follows:
Status of women.
Gender division of labour.
Gender and the introduction of aquaculture.
Recommendations and further research.
A list of references, 1 appendix, 4 tables and 5 figures are provided.
The study indicated that if on-growing of fish is introduced into individually owned, small-scale irrigation water resources, it is likely to fall under the domaine of men and may not therefore aid empowerment of women.
Investigation of gender issues in relation to aquaculture potential in Raichur district, Karnataka, India. Working Paper No. 4, University of Stirling, UK, 24 pp.