Traditional Fishing Community Analysis

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The pursuit of a world without poverty is now a global challenge not only for global actors but also people themselves. This challenge is very significant especially in traditional fishing communities where the deprivation of multiple indicators is constant and continues (IFAD, 2003). The questions being shooted are like why are traditional fishermen so often poor? why are efforts of poverty alleviate programs not resulting with desired outcomes? How experience of poverty in traditional fishing communities? Is prevalence of poverty in fishing community different from the poverty that people in other sector are experiencing? Such questions that get protracted in the minds of those concerned with the development of traditional fishermen (FAO, 2011).
Poverty alleviation in traditional fisheries shall be a good area for exploring the merits and demerits of governance system because of the way they are understood and conceptualized the poverty from different dimensional (Paul Ochieng Onyango, 2011).--
Therefore, poverty with multidimensional factors is neither specific to fishing nor geographical locations but it has much to do with the distribution of the wealth generated for the fisheries (Sen, 1981, Eide, Bavinck & Raakjær, 2011), it replicate the issues of traditional fisheries that includes lack of economic, political and
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Despite traditional measurement of income and consumption based poverty, it should go beyond to capture about other dimensions such as lack of rights to the fishing resource, bottleneck in accessing the primary health and education, safe drinking water, transportation facility, housing with sanitation facility and power supply, easy access to market and middlemen exploitation are all dimensions that have an important bearing on understanding the issues of multidimensional poverty in the fishing community

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