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New FAO publication: Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: Showcasing applied practices in value chains, post-harvest operations and trade June 18,2020   |  Source: FAO

The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (SSF Guidelines) recognize the right of fishers and fishworkers, acting both individually and collectively, to improve their livelihoods through value chains, post-harvest operations and trade.

To achieve this, the Guidelines recommend building capacity of individuals, strengthening organizations and empowering women; reducing post-harvest losses and adding value to small-scale fisheries production; and facilitating sustainable trade and equitable market access.

This document includes nine studies showcasing applied practices and successful initiatives in support of enhancing small-scale fisheries value chains, post-harvest operations and trade, based on the recommendations contained in the SSF Guidelines.

Cases presented have been chosen on the basis that they can be emulated elsewhere by small-scale fishery proponents including, but not limited to, national administrations, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, private enterprises, development agencies and intergovernmental bodies. An analysis of enabling conditions as well as related challenges and opportunities are discussed in each case.

The document supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – specifically SDG 14.b: “provide access for


© FAO, 2020

Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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