Fisherwomen on the Kerala Coast: Demographic and Socio-economic Impact of a Fisheries Development Project
Some 30 years ago, fishing and fish preservation activities in three villages in Kerala (India) were mechanized, with financial and technical assistance provided under the Indo-Norwegian project. Except where women benefited directly from social infrastructure facilities built into the project, they were left out of the project design.
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DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF KERALA STATE
PROFILE OF PROJECT VILLAGES
B Sakthikulangara Village
Summary of observations
WOMENS CHANGING ROLES
SOME GENERAL OBSERVATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
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