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

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©FAO On December 11th 2020, FAO and INVEMAR (the Colombian institute for marine and costal research), hosted a meeting for Buenaventura’s platoneras (post-harvest female fish-workers) to highlight their needs, the value of the fish-products they transform and commercialize, and the key role in their community’s food security and socio-economic development. The...
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©FAO 11 December 2020, Accra – Both gender and food loss issues are well studied, but the link between them has often been overlooked. In Africa’s fisheries value chains in particular, gender relations are a primary factor in the social and economic context that shapes their functioning. They influence labour division,...
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The following text gives a brief overview of the initiatives that have taken place in the Near East and North African (NENA) region since the endorsement of the SSF Guidelines. These initiatives align with the findings and recommendations of the regional consultation held in 2015 'Towards the implementation of the...
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What is the history of the SSF Guidelines in the Near East and North Africa? The Near East and North African region represents a unique convergence of complex ecological, economic and social features. For centuries, the region has offered coastal communities a bounty of aquatic resources, which has helped forge the...
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A family fish in Chandpur, Bangladesh. ©Finn Thilsted/WorldFish More than 300 experts from over 50 countries are contributing to the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study, which will provide never before seen insights into global small-scale fisheries (SSF) when the results are released in February 2021. An overview of the IHH research...
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