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

News and events

News
Numerous initiatives have been taken in Africa to implement the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The text below focuses on implementation efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. Another text, describing actions to implement the SSF Guidelines in the Near...
Event
During the Virtual Ocean Dialogues by the World Economic Forum 1-5 June 2020, FAO hosted a session called Empowering Women in Small-Scale Fisheries for Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems in the African Great Lakes Region on June 3rd,18:30 - 19:30 CET. The session presented initiatives to reduce poverty and improve food security and nutrition...
Event
For World Oceans Day 2020, the research network Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) organized a series of webinars on small-scale fisheries together with FAO and other partners. See especially this webinar and this panel debate on the topic "From words to action: Using the SSF Guidelines & human rights for sustainable small-scale fisheries". The...
News
A multitude of actors in Latin America and the Caribbean were active in the formulation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). Their engagement helped shape this important set of guidelines and also made them keen adopters...
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The text below describes the work of the Marine Responsible Fishing Areas and Marine Territories of Life Network, supported by the Professional Services Cooperative for Social Solidarity (CoopeSoLiDar R.L.) and the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INCOPESCA) to support implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Costa Rica. It...
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