Pathways out of Poverty Case Study: Improving the Employability of the Poor While Strengthening the Mariculture Industry

  • Date Posted: January 12, 2012
  • Authors: Marian Boquiren, Ivan Idrovo
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA, Strategic Development Cooperation - Asia
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID commissioned a series of case studies to examine interventions and approaches to creating pathways out of poverty that either “pushed” the very poor towards productive engagement in markets and/or “pulled” the poor into markets. This case study, written by Strategic Development Cooperation - Asia, examines an approach to integrate poor women in the Philippines into mariculture activities. It highlights the challenges of promoting the participation of the very poor and identifying win-win employment opportunities.