FishFirst! Zambia will focus on Lake Kariba’s small-scale fishers, fish processors, and fish sellers/traders. During Phase I, we will collect information from participants using four survey tools, including a new adaptation of the Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries Index (WEFI). The WEFI collects information from key decision-makers in a household (such as husband-wife dyads), on household-level hunger, the kinds of fishing-related activities conducted by each participant, how much input she or he has in decision-making regarding these activities, how much access she or he has to productive assets (such as locally produced or manufactured fishing equipment, such as baskets, nets, and hooks), her or his access to financial assets and credit (such as membership in a Village Savings & Loan Association or other micro-credit group), and existing gender attitudes that impact women’s and men’s economic outcomes.
Learn more at genderimpactslab.ssrc.msstate.edu/current/innovationlabforfish/.