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

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Fighting hunger and making sure all have healthy food to eat for months and years to come is certainly nothing new. But how often do we seek solutions through empowering women? A Norad-funded FAO project currently starting up in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Uganda places women in fisheries...
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In the context of implementing the SSF Guidelines, FAO has supported capacity development among indigenous peoples, and also supported the indigenous peoples' own initiative to establish the Alliance of Central American Indigenous Fishers (Alianza de Pescadores Indígenas Centroamericanos in Spanish) on December 7th, 2018 in San José, Costa Rica. Photo...
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Representatives of indigenous peoples of Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua form the first Network of Small Scale Fishers of the Indigenous Peoples of Central America, with the support of the FAO, the Central American Indigenous Council (CICA) and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples...
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Around 20 participants from both the FAO and from delegations attending the ongoing Committee on Food Security (CFS) in FAO in Rome, Italy, came to listen and learn about how important small-scale fisheries and aquaculture are to food security and nutrition in developing regions especially.  Fisheries and aquaculture are often left...
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How fisheries contribute to food security – and why this needs greater recognition Sustainable food from aquatic ecosystems plays an increasingly critical role in global food security and nutrition. For instance, small-scale fisheries are estimated to account for over 50% of animal protein intake in many of the least developed countries...
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