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FAO distributes fishing equipment to thousands of fishermen in Palu, Donggala by Ruslan Sangadji September 10,2019   |  Source: The Jakarta Post

In an effort to help revive the economy of disaster-stricken Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed fishing equipment to 2,650 affected fishing families in the region. The equipment, which included fishing nets and coolers, was distributed to beneficiaries in 69 villages in 15 districts in Palu and Donggala. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry Director General of Capture Fishery Zulfikar Muchtar said the local administrations thoroughly assessed potential beneficiaries to ensure that the aid was distributed to those who needed it the most.

Deputy Donggala regent Muhammad Yasin said that fishermen in the regency had returned to fishing but lacked fishing equipment. “This aid will help them recover their livelihoods,” he said in late August.

Ageng Herianto the assistant to the FAO representative in Indonesia, reiterated the FAO’s commitment to helping Indonesia during both disasters and crises. According to Ageng, the FAO had developed a US$1.2-million food-security program in response to the earthquakes and tsunami that devastated Palu, Sigi and Donggala in September 2018. The program was focused on the agriculture and fishery sectors as well as on improved nutrition for farming and

Theme(s): Landing Centres, Others, Post Harvest Technology and Trade, Coastal Ecosystems and Threats, Fisheries Development and Aquaculture, Communities and Organisations, Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods, Freshwater ecosystems and threats, Fisheries Resources.

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