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Case study part 1: Oshana region

Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia (Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions)









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    Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia: Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions
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    This publication celebrates Namibia's pioneering efforts in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) as the world marks a decade since their inception. Focused on the Zambezi region, the case study highlights Namibia's commitment to sustainable development in small-scale fisheries. Insights gleaned from the study contribute to Namibia's National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF), aligning with the SSF Guidelines to uplift livelihoods, empower fishers, and enhance the sector's contribution to regional trade and food security. The NPOA-SSF reflects Namibia's dedication to fostering socio-economic resilience and sustainable development in its small-scale fisheries sector.
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    Case study part 2: //Karas region
    Implementing the SSF Guidelines in small-scale fishing communities in three regions of Namibia: Oshana, Zambezi and ||Karas regions
    2024
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    In celebration of a decade since the inception of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines), Namibia's progressive implementation of these guidelines is highlighted in this publication. Focusing on the //Karas region, it highlights insights from a case study on small-scale fishers' socio-economic conditions. Aligned with Namibia's National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF), launched in 2022, the study reflects the country's dedication to uplifting livelihoods, enhancing food security, and bolstering economic resilience in the sector. Through strategic initiatives, Namibia aims to empower fishers, create employment opportunities, and strengthen the small-scale fisheries value chain, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to sustainable development in the sector.
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    Namibia socio-economic development considerations to strengthen the small-scale fisheries ecosystem 2024
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    This assessment complements Namibia's National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF), emphasizing the sector's pivotal role in socio-economic development. Conducted alongside the NPOA-SSF formulation, it highlights the socio-economic landscape of Namibia's small-scale fisheries, emphasizing poverty reduction and food security. Through a comparison with small-holder agriculture, it advocates for equitable support for both sectors, calling for comprehensive strategies to maximize their socio-economic contributions to Namibia's development.

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