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

Launch of the Tanzanian Women Fish Workers Association (TAWFA)

15/04/2019 - 16/04/2019 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

FAO has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development to provide capacity support towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Tanzania, and a National Task Team is currently taking steps to implement the SSF Guidelines in Tanzania.

One such step was the launch of the Tanzanian Women Fish Workers Association (TAWFA) in April 2019. Immediately at the launch, the network was accepted as a member of the African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network (AWFISHNET), and soon after the launch, the members of TAWFA did a thorough review of the Tanzanian fisheries law and submitted their views to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.

Only six months after the launch, TAWFA had over 200 member groups, reaching up to 6000 women.

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Group photo from the launch of TAWFA ©TAWFA