Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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9 April 2021, Dakar, Senegal – In Senegal, the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) sets out to safeguard fish dependent communities in and around the Siné Saloum Delta. 175 hectares of mangrove ecosystems were sustainably managed in 2020 and the same area was restored in the West African nation of Côte...
22 February 2021, Rome, Italy - The Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), convenes this week for a brainstorming session aimed at accelerating environmental, social, and economic sustainability in coastal fisheries as communities around the globe strive to face-off the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
16 December 2020, São Vicente, Cabo Verde – Ground-breaking new research conducted by the FAO’s Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in West Africa unveils ways to support Cabo Verde to improve the governance and value chains of its’ fisheries sector. The assessment into the...
20 November 2020, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Attécoubé, a suburb south of the capital Abidjan is famed for its artisanal fisheries. Faced with lockdowns, curfews and border closures since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in March, Côte d’Ivoire’s fish-dependent communities have struggled to stay afloat. Trade restrictions stopped fishing families...
Djirnda, Senegal - Elhadj Issakha Sarr is sounding the alarm. So far, says this 52-year old fisherman and trader, the people of Djirnda have managed to cope. “Now,” he adds, “they can hardly take it anymore.” Nested in an islet in the delta of Senegal’s southern Saloum river, close to the...
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