Improving livelihoods and gender relations in the Barotse Floodplain fishery, Zambia

In the Barotse Floodplain in Zambia, where rates of poverty and hunger are high, fishing is an important source of food and income for the region. But around one-third of the region’s total fish catch is lost every year. 

WorldFish research shows these fish losses affect female and male fishers, processers and traders in different ways, with women processors experiencing higher post-harvest fish losses and getting less returns on their financial investments than men. 

To overcome this challenge, WorldFish helped design and test improved fish processing technologies and a social change intervention that can improve livelihoods and gender relations in rural fishing communities in the Barotse Floodplain.

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