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File Advancing Reforms to Promote Sustainable Management of Ghana's Small Pelagic Fisheries by BRIDGE — last modified Jun 23, 2020 02:29 PM
Ghana is facing a crisis of sustainability in its small pelagic fisheries that threatens the food security and livelihoods of a large segment of the population. While the technical solutions to the problems in these fisheries have been known for some time, the necessary actions have not been implemented. To understand this persistent gap between the presence of solutions on paper and the absence of action in practice, USAID implemented this applied political economy analysis (PEA). The goal of the PEA is to provide a deeper understanding of the political, economic, and social factors driving the behavior of key actors in the fisheries sector to inform future USAID programming decisions.
File Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development by BRIDGE Team — last modified Feb 07, 2020 05:01 PM
The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development fact sheet describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income. It also presents a table that illustrates that fish is a better source of many essential vitamins and minerals.
File Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 04, 2020 01:24 PM
Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies. Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes. This guide will be an important resource, particularly for USAID missions and implementing partners working in sustainable fisheries management. Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management; find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.
File Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 09, 2019 09:45 AM
Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming is an illustrative case example that demonstrates how two adaptive management programming tools—situation models and results chains—can help USAID staff and its partners to better design and implement activities that integrate food security, nutrition, and sustainable management of wild fisheries.
File Fishing for Food Security: The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Food Security and Nutrition by Sue Hoye — last modified May 04, 2020 01:13 PM
The Importance of Wild Fisheries for Local Food Security Briefing Book explores the role of fisheries in global development, showcases case studies of USAID fisheries programs, and addresses the importance of fisheries in nine Feed the Future countries – Cambodia, Senegal, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Liberia. The Briefing Book is a key deliverable of the Food Security Integration Working Group.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 09:38 PM
The world’s largest flooded wetland, the Bengal Delta, and the three main river systems that flow from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal contribute to Bangladesh having the third greatest aquatic fish biodiversity in Asia. Bangladesh’s fisheries represent almost 7% of the world’s inland fish production. The fisheries sector makes important contributions to the country’s food security, nutritional status and economic growth through income generation, employment, and foreign exchange.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Liberia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:48 PM
Fish provide approximately 15% of the country’s animal protein supply. Per capita fish consumption in Liberia is among the lowest in the region. The civil war severely reduced Liberia’s capacity to manage natural resources and damaged fisheries infrastructure. Recent research suggests that Liberian fisheries can significantly contribute to sustainably providing the country’s needs for animal protein if key issues related to local capacity, governance, and infrastructure are addressed.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Senegal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:55 PM
The marine waters off Senegal are very productive, and the country has a high dependence on wild fish for food security and livelihoods. Fish is a primary source of animal protein in Senegal, and fisheries make substantial contributions to the national economy. However, poor management, weak monitoring, overfishing, and illegal fishing threaten this critical resource and its contribution to food security and nutrition there.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Mozambique by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:53 PM
Mozambique’s government recognizes the importance of wild fisheries to the country’s food security, economic growth, poverty reduction, and gender equality. An estimated 334,000 people rely on small- scale fisheries for their livelihoods and fish provide almost 40% of dietary animal protein. Fisheries in Mozambique continue to face a number of challenges including declining stocks from poor management.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Ghana by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:44 PM
Fish is the primary source of animal protein and livelihood for most Ghanaians, particularly those residing along the coast. Yet, poor management, overexploitation, environmental degradation, and illegal fishing threaten the productivity and sustainability of the country’s fisheries. Improved management practices are urgently needed to preserve the socio-economic importance of Ghanaian fisheries.
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