Social Impact and Women Empowerment through Mussel Farming in Kerala, India

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

Mussel farming has gained popularity along the southwest coast of India with more than 3,000 women becoming owners of mussel farms. Vasanth Kripa and Vazhoor Gopalan Surendranathan show how training alone was not sufficient to motivate villagers to adopt a new technology; instead visual observations of the success of the technology are essential for removing the ‘risk aversion’ attitude. Support from the government prompted women to form self-help groups. This led to group farming, which helped women overcome social inhibitions and prove their competence.Development (2008) 51, 199–204. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.5

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/dev.2008.5

Publication date: June 1, 2008

Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more