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Meeting Information Needs on Gender Issues in Inland and Small Water Body Fisheries

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E. Seki
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What kind of information is needed to incorporate gender issues in fisheries planning' How can this information be obtained' Based on experiences in Eastern and Southern Africa, this paper provides guidelines for inland fisheries planners on incorporating gender into their work. Key issues at both the macro- and micro-level which provide an entry point for planners in analysing and incorporating gender-related and socioeconomic issues are identified, and key questions for sectoral planning and project formulation in these areas discussed. Questions to be asked in the monitoring and evaluation of projects are also highlighted, and suggestions made for incorporating gender issues into socioeconomic data collection. Appendices detail types of information required, its use, and how to obtain such information at both macro- and micro-levels.

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