The fisheries sector in Ghana and Nigeria serve as a source of livelihood for over 5 million people, but they are hampered by minimal investments and limited use of technologies. The small-scale fisheries sector in West Africa is considered very vulnerable and poorly adaptable to climate change. In this report, we seek to examine the impact of dwindling fish catch on vulnerable groups such as market women and women in the fish value chain in coastal communities in Ghana and Nigeria.
We also explore how variability in rainfall distribution patterns and increasing sea temperature is increasing the risks of investment for fishers and exacerbating poverty and indebtedness in the sector.
Environment and Climate Change