Role of women in Indian shrimp farming

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Gopalakrishnan, A. (1996)
  • Journal: Naga (vol: 19, pp: 16-18)
  • Subject: Aquaculture | Women, Shrimp culture, Sociological aspects, India,
    • jel: jel:Q00

Women in India are involved in various facets of shrimp (Penaeus monodon; Penaeus indicus) farming, including pond construction, seed collection, collection of feed materials and preparation of feeds, pond maintenance and post-harvest handling. This study indicates that 40% of laborers involved in shrimp farm construction are women. The various roles of women in shrimp farming are also described.
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