Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Empowering stakeholders

Institutional mechanisms and informed, capable stakeholders are essential for participatory implementation of the SSF Guidelines. Thus developing the capacity of stakeholders – including governments, public institutions, fishers, fish workers and their organizations – is an important aspect of implementing the SSF Guidelines.

FAO offers support and capacity development to organisations and institutions in a number of ways. For instance, stakeholders can get support to come together to work out action plans on how to implement the SSF Guidelines, be offered trainings, and more.

FAO also works in close collaboration with national, regional and international partners to strengthen the capacities of governments and public institutions to support sustainable small-scale fisheries governance and contribute to food security and sustainable livelihoods. Learn more about our partners on the Partners page.