Report of the National Workshop on Best Practices in Microfinance Programmes for Women in Coastal Fishing Communities in India: Panaji, Goa, India, 1-4 July 2003
Food & Agriculture Org., 2003 - Business & Economics - 50 pages
The main workshop objectives were to analyze and document recent experiences with microfinance programs for women in coastal fishing communities in India and to draw conclusions with regard to best practices in this field. The workshop also aimed to provide guidance to all stakeholders involved in the development of microfinance programs and other necessary support services. While highlighting best practices in financial support for women in fishing communities, the workshop took on a broader and multidimensional perspective. Senior representatives of central and state fisheries administrations, financial institutions, fisheries research, academe, training institutions and foundations, fishermen's and women's associations and an intergovernmental organization participated in the workshop.--Publisher's description.
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