A systematic review of the iImpa ct of post-harvest aquatic food processing technology on gender equality and social justice

Rao, Nitya ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6318-0147, Hooper, Lee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7904-3331, Gray, Heather, Grist, Natasha, Heaton, Matthew, Marwaha, Nisha, Sabir, Ghezal, Thakur, Sudarshan, Wanyama, Abraham, Zhang, Liangzi, Forster, Johanna ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6729-9965 and Bremner, Julie (2024) A systematic review of the iImpa ct of post-harvest aquatic food processing technology on gender equality and social justice. Nature Food. ISSN 2662-1355 (In Press)

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Abstract

Post-harvest practices and technologies are key to reducing global aquatic harvest loss. While the lives of post-harvest fisheries workers, over half of them women, are deeply affected by these technologies, their equity and equality outcomes are poorly understood. This systematic review synthesizes evidence of post-harvest fish and aquatic food processing technology outcomes, showing that persistent inequalities in social structure and norms appear to disadvantage women across a range of technologies, both traditional and improved, especially regarding control over resources. We found that improved technologies bring enhanced productivity and possibly income for workers, yet contracts are often precarious and short-term due to pre-existing gender and social inequities. Whilst power and control of resources is more clearly unequal in the factory settings, it is not necessarily equal in traditional contexts either, despite offering greater flexibility. More rigorous comparative research, including the voice of diverse actors, is key to understand the impacts of different technologies on gender equality and social justice and to inform policymaking.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 5 - gender equality ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/gender_equality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School

Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Literacy and Development Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender and Development
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Population Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > UEA Hydrate Group
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Epidemiology and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Health Services and Primary Care
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Marine Knowledge Exchange Network
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2024 13:30
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2024 00:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/95636
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