Fishing kits for families in Palek island, South Sudan

Dec 2014

In an effort to increase production, availability and access to food sources in states less affected by the crisis in South Sudan, FAO and partners distributed fishing kits for 8 000 beneficiaries in 11 locations surrounding Terekeka – an area with plentiful fish resources and home to over 70 different fishing groups.

FAO and partners also trained 92 people in Terekeka on “Post-harvest fish loss reduction”. An estimated 30–40 percent of all fish catch in South Sudan is lost due to poor post-harvest handling and processing. Thirty-four women participated in the training, many being trained in fisheries for the first time.

Author: FAO/South Sudan