Untapped force in agriculture: Housewives gone fishing
Some women from the coastal town of Cagangohan, Panabo, Davao del Norte have stopped waiting for their husbands to return from the sea with their catch. Instead, they have decided to head out to the waters themselves and fish.
To 20 housewives who have formed the Cagangohan Women’s Association (CWA), the first all-women fishers’ organization in the country, there’s truth in the old Chinese proverb, with a little twist: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach the housewives to fish and you feed them and make profitable businesswomen out of them.”