Backs bent, but chins held high - Women clam harvesters in Tunisia’s Gulf of Gabes


To create more consistent livelihood opportunities, FAO is working through the Blue Hope Project with local associations, including women clam collectors, in the coastal areas of Tunisia to boost sustainable eco-tourism. Encouraging tourists to take an interest in the unique way the local communities gather fish and cook with it will boost income for local communities and develop more sustainable value chains all year round.

Women must have access to equal economic opportunities if we are to end poverty, eradicate hunger and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO continues to support and empower women across the world in order to eliminate hunger, boost food security and livelihoods and create a truly sustainable society.