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Issue No:78
  • :January
  • :2018

Samudra Report No.78, January 2018

Africa / SSF GUIDELINES

Co-operate to Move Forward

An Africa Workshop focused on creating awareness about the SSF Guidelines, lobbying for their implementation, and aligning them with national fisheries policies


This article is by Margaret Nakato (mnakato@worldfisherforum.org), Co-ordinator, Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT), Uganda, and Executive Director, World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers (WFF) and Rehema Namaganda Bavuma (brehema@worldfisherforum.org),  Capacity-building Officer, KWDT and Programmes Officer, WFF


Despite the already highlighted importance of small-scale fisheries (SSF), the acknowledged need to develop infrastructure for improving post-harvest handling facilities for fisherfolk, and public investment in SSF is still very minimal in many communities. Little has been done to improve access to fisheries resources and social services. In Uganda, for instance, supporting private investors in fishing communities has taken precedence over supporting local communities that had supported food production in the country. Women’s role in governance in the export-led fishery industry, and their access to fish for trade and local consumption, are declining over time.

The World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF) had its General...

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