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Fish loss assessment methodology training (EFLAM)

07/08/2017-11/08/2017

Fish loss and waste is a very important issue for the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Egypt. Large amounts of production are lost for inadequate handling, preservation, processing, storage, and distribution. FAO's office in Egypt is working on a Food Loss and Waste Reduction Project under the Global Initiative, that aims to reduce pre- and post-harvest losses and waste in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the country through the analysis of the fish loss and waste situation, strengthening the strategic, policy and regulatory framework and reinforcing the local capacity of the various actors of the value chain.

The first activity of the project was a national stakeholders’ workshop which discussed the challenges and opportunities of the fish loss and waste situation in Egypt and that adopted a clear National Action Plan. The first stage of the National Action Plan mandates a field analysis of the fish loss and waste situation in the country.

In order to successfully carry out this field analysis, a team will be trained in Alexandria, Egypt on Exploratory Fish Loss Assessment Methods (EFLAM) to prepare them with all the needed skills and knowledge.