Aquacultureinafrica celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8. International Women’s Day 2020 focuses on the theme « An equal world is an enabled world ».
Every year on 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day. On this day, we pause to recognize the contribution of women in our lives socially, economically, and environmentally related to the quaculture sector in Africa.
This symbolic day reminds us of the important role of women in aquaculture, as well as our responsibility to meet the needs of women farmers as they seek to overcome current food security challenges and improve the nutritional quality of children and all family members.
The 8th of March each year provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made by African women in the field of aquaculture, to call for change and evolution in the sector and to celebrate the acts of courage and determination of women aquaculture producers who have played an extraordinary role in the history of aquaculture in their countries and communities. These acts of women in the aquaculture sector are carried out at all levels, from farming, feeding, harvesting, processing and management of aquaculture enterprises.
The empowerment of women in aquaculture – achieved at all levels, economically, socially and environmentally – is not only important from the point of view of equity or justice, but it is also crucial to promote sustainable aquaculture and benefit the entire African community in order to fight poverty, generate income, and for the food security of African households.
Today, while wishing everyone a Happy Women’s Day, let us ensure that we better promote the important role of women in the development of the aquaculture sector in Africa.