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    FAO’s Blue Growth Initiative: Blue Hope Project 2019
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    FAO’s Blue Hope Project approach seeks to address these challenges by developing sustainable and inclusive multi-sectoral investment plans that facilitate the transition of small-scale fishing communities to blue growth. To this end, the blue growth investment plans are being developed by leveraging and integrating existing FAO tools and international instruments, including the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) provides the foundation for capture fisheries sustainability, the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA) is an approach to develop aquaculture while minimizing environmental degradation, FAO’s value chain methodologies ensure that value chain development potential is assessed in gender-sensitive ways and so on.
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    Aquaculture insurance for small-scale producers
    2020
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    This “aquaculture insurance for small-scale producers” brochure is one of the Blue Finance guidance notes, prepared under FAO's Blue Growth Initiative. Other brochures in the Blue Finance guidance notes series cover subjects such as micro-finance and insurance for small-scale fisheries, blue bonds, blended finance and innovative investment approaches. The Blue Finance guidance notes aim to provide governmental, non-governmental, private and public stakeholders with information, resources and concrete pathways for obtaining finance to support blue growth transitions at local, national, regional and global scales. This brochure describes why aquaculture insurance is important for the sustainable development and management of the sector. It discusses the benefits of aquaculture insurance and challenges in making aquaculture insurance accessible to small-scale producers. The brochure describes various types of insurance products that are important to small-scale producers. Case studies from China and Thailand are presented, as well as an innovative approach to bring services insurance to aquaculture producers through the existing fish feed industry networks. The brochure also provides ideas for creating an enabling environment for insuring small-scale aquaculture producers.
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    Insurance for small-scale fisheries
    2020
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    This “insurance for small-scale fisheries” brochure is one of the Blue Finance guidance notes, prepared under FAO's Blue Growth Initiative. Other brochures in the Blue Finance guidance notes series cover subjects such as insurance for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, blue bonds, blended finance and innovative investment approaches. The Blue Finance guidance notes aim to provide governmental, non-governmental, private and public stakeholders with information, resources and concrete pathways for obtaining finance to support blue growth transitions at local, national, regional and global scales. This brochure describes why insurance is important for the sustainable development and management of small-scale fisheries. It discusses the benefits and challenges of insurance, as well as options for insurance provision to small-scale fishers and what insurance for small-scale fisheries looks like. Traditional and alternative models for small-scale fisheries insurance are presented and the brochure gives ideas for creating an enabling environment for insuring small-scale fishers. Information on recent FAO publications that support fisheries insurance is included as well.

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