Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

This member contributed to:

    • i. Policy formulation not based on research findings. Most of the time it is political.

      ii. Policy not adoptable as critical stakeholders are left out of the process

      Omitoyin Siyanbola (PhD)

      Fisheries Administration, Policy and Gender, Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries Management,

      University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

      Adjunct Lecturer, University of Ibadan School of Business (UISB), Ibadan, Nigeria.

    • Dear Coordinator,

      The following are my contribution to the above discussion

      Answers to the following questions may help in monitoring implementation

      • Who are small scale fishers?(Definition, boundaries and application to different countries: under developing, developing and developed countries)
      • What are their activities, evaluation of their current status and interventions that can improve their livelihoods
      • Identification of the stakeholders, their contribution along the value chain and improvement possibilities

      Participation of small scale fishers at all levels including policy makers, scientist, extension officers is required such that data gathering will  be enhanced

      Gender should also be considered.

      Omitoyin Siyanbola

      University of Ibadan


    • What are the main challenges rural women and girls are facing today in Nigeria?

      The key challenges of rural women in Nigeria include Socio-cultural constraints: the patriarchal nature of Nigerian culture is a key challenge. Also  unequal access and control over resources. Insufficient knowledge and access to information have also affected economic empowerment of women in general and women headed households in particular. Gender violence is also part of the challenge. However, although a lot remains to be done there are improvements in the recent years.

      Women  do not have equal access to productive resources . There is gender disparities in land holdings. Access to resources, and Participation in decision making Inclusion of women in programmes from the onset not as an addendum will help in bridging the knowledge gap

      Omitoyin Siyanbola (PhD)

      Fisheries Administration, Policy and Gender Dept of Aquaculture & Fisheries Mgt,  University of Ibadan, Nigeria.