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The contribution of small-scale fisheries to healthy food systems and sustainable livelihoods in the United Republic of Tanzania








FAO. 2024. The contribution of small-scale fisheries to healthy food systems and sustainable livelihoods in the United Republic of Tanzania. Rome.



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    This Small-scale Fisheries Brief is tailored to provide insight into the contribution of small-scale fisheries to healthy food systems and sustainable livelihoods in Uganda. Over 10.2 million people are nourished from fish supplied from small-scale fisheries in Uganda, and at least 3.2 million people depend at least partially on small-scale fisheries livelihoods. The sector has an essential role in transforming Uganda’s food system by contributing to healthy and sustainable diets, equitable livelihoods and leaving no one behind in the fight against hunger and poverty. However, it faces multiple threats and challenges, such as shocks (due for example to climate change or COVID-19) and poor governance, which undermine the potential benefits to Uganda’s society and progress towards the SDGs. Strengthening the commitment and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) can help safeguard and enhance small-scale fisheries’ contributions to sustainable development and food systems in Uganda. Strategies are needed to highlight the nutritional value of small, low-cost fish species and to address fish loss and waste across value chains, as well as to promote equitable trade, governance and utilization of fish as food.
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    The contribution of women in small-scale fisheries to healthy food systems and sustainable livelihoods in Uganda 2023
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    This small-scale fisheries brief is tailored to provide insight into the contribution of small-scale fisheries to healthy food systems and sustainable livelihoods in Uganda. Over 10.2 million people are nourished from fish supplied from small-scale fisheries in Uganda, and at least 3.2 million people depend at least partially on small-scale fisheries livelihoods. The sector has an essential role in transforming Uganda’s food system by contributing to healthy and sustainable diets, equitable livelihoods and leaving no one behind in the fight against hunger and poverty. However, it faces multiple threats and challenges, such as shocks (due for example to climate change or the COVID-19 pandemic) and poor governance, which undermine the potential benefits to Uganda’s society and progress towards the SDGs. Strengthening the commitment and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) can help safeguard and enhance small-scale fisheries’ contributions to sustainable development and food systems in Uganda. Strategies are needed to highlight the nutritional value of small, low-cost fish species and to address fish loss and waste across value chains, as well as to promote equitable trade, governance and utilization of fish as food.
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    Report of the Workshop on Creating an Enabling Envrionment for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries
    Rome, 14–16 November 2023
    2024
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    The project “Creating an enabling environment for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries” (GCP/GLO/965/SWE), funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), supports the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). It does so by, inter alia, improving relevant legal frameworks applicable to small-scale fisheries and reducing marginalization of small-scale fisheries stakeholders in decision-making processes. The project works with a wide range of stakeholders, ranging from small-scale fishing communities and organizations, to governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and academia, in both marine and inland waters. The project, initiated in December 2018, was designed under the FAO Umbrella Programme for the Promotion and Application of the SSF Guidelines (PGM/MUL/2015-2020/SSF) – Enhancing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security and sustainable livelihoods. Activities under the project first started in Cabo Verde, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Myanmar, Namibia, Oman, Philippines, Senegal and United Republic of Tanzania. In subsequent phases of the project, support was further extended upon ad hoc requests to other countries, such as Mozambique, and to a number of small-scale fisheries organizations, civil society orgranizations (CSOs) and NGOs. The project fosters synergieswith the project implementing the SSF Guidelines for gender-equitable and climate resilient food systems and livelihoods’ supported through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). A workshop on this project with project countries and partners brought together people to share experiences and lessons learned from the project. The workshop, which took place in Rome, Italy, from 14 to 16 November 2023, hosted discussions on the additional followup support that is required to further facilitate the implementation of the SSF Guidelinesat national, regional and global level, hence contributing to a more sustainable small-scale fisheries sector.

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