Coastal Fisheries Initiative

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7 July 2021, Abidjan – Staged under the theme: “Rebuilding better together” this year’s International Day of Cooperatives saw the CFI host a workshop in Attécoubé on 3 July to discuss best practises in hygiene including the health and safety standards required for products to be sold on markets. Thirty-four people...
Imagine the size of 18 000 football fields, back to back. That is the magnitude of mangrove forests in Côte d'Ivoire. Nestled mainly along the south coastline, around 10 000 hectares of mangroves can be found between Assinie and Fresco in large lagoons and along the Cavally River that borders...
Women have an important role to play in Africa’s fisheries sector, but their contributions are too often overlooked.The African Union Commission and The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) recognize this challenge, which they address in their Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa. This strategy...
The challenges and achievements experienced by coastal fisheries communities spanning three continents was the topic of discussion last month in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the GEF Coastal Fisheries Initiative Global Inception Meeting. (more)
FAO estimates that the fisheries and aquaculture sectors support the livelihoods of 10-12% of the global population. Fisheries will play an important role to play in achieving the objectives of Agenda 2030, particularly in ending poverty and achieving Zero Hunger. Yet as this increased demand for fish competes with instances of...
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