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Report of the Seventh IDAF Liaison Officers Meeting. Cotonou, Benin, 22-24 November 1993








Anon., Report of the Seventh IDAF Liaison Officers Meeting Cotonou, Benin 22-24 1993 November 1993. Programme for the Integrated Development of Artisanal Fisheries in West Africa, 72p.,


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    The Sixth Meeting of IDAF Liaison Officers which took place at the International Trypanotolerance Centre (ITC) Banjul, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Gambia from 1 - 2 February 1993, and the Workshop on Fisherfolk Organisations which followed that meeting at the same venue from 3 - 5 February 1993. are in keeping with the Programme's endeavour to continuously seek appropriate strategies to improve its guidance and assistance to fisherfolk communities; through appropriate dialogu e and consultations among actors in the artisanal fisheries sector. In addition to the impressive participation (18 of 20 Liaison Officers), Banjul offered the technicians who were present an opportunity to make a critical, objective and exhaustive analysis of the actions undertaken or planned in the different countries covered by IDAF.The importance of the Banjul meeting is evidenced by the fact that the participants are aware of the fragility of results obtained, which results they promis ed to preserve and reinforce. But Banjul will be remembered in that it is an example of the Team Spirit which must prevail between different actors or participants in the Programme for the welfare of fisherfolks. Liaison Officers are conscious of the need for them to fully play their role of close collaborators of the Programme, animators of group action and actors in the permanent exchange of view points between the different interest groups in the Programme. In keeping with the participator y approach which the Programme promotes, participants designated three representatives (Liaison Officers) to the Working Group charged with elaborating the project document for a possible IDAF phase III.
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    Report of the eighth IDAF (Programme for Integrated Development of Artisanal Fisheries) Liaison Officers Meeting (Pointe-Noire, (Congo), 3-9 November 1994) 1994
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    Participants examined and approved the Progress Report for 1994 and the Work programme for 1995. They were briefed on the Methodologies for assessing capital needs in artisanal fisheries. They analysed the situation of artisanal safety at sea and fish consumption in the region and also exchanged experiences with practising artisanal fishermen on empowerment processes of fishers in fishing communities. Participants stressed the importance of fishers involvement in resource management, t he need to lay greater emphasis on artisanal safety at sea and to develop insurance programmes for artisanal fisheries. With regards the Workshop, eight papers were presented on traditional fish processing technologies and on the use of ice. In addition participants gave information on fish technology in their respective countries and also made a number of very important recommendations. They range from training and increase support to research, to the provision of credit facilities to processors and fish traders. At both the Liaison Officers Meeting and the Workshop emphasis was placed on the important role of artisanal fisheries is ensuring food security in the region.
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    Report of the First Meeting of the IDAF Working Group on Costs and Earnings in Artisanal Fisheries in West Africa 1996
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    Governments in the region covered by the IDAF Programrne are increasingly giving priority to the development of artisanal fisheries because of the subsector's increasing role in providing much needed protein and employment opportunities. In their respective development policies there is emphasis on improving the socioeconomic condition of fisherfolk. In general the strategy has been interventions in improved fishing craft, fishing gear, outboard engines, and processing technologies documented in the mentioned region.In spite of the significant progress in production levels, development planners still lack information on the costs and earnings of the artisanal fisherfolk. This has deprived them of the means of adequately assessing the technologies to encourage and those to discourage. The situation has been exacerbated by the fishermen not keeping account of the cost and earning in their operations. An essential element for assessing private and social benefits has, therefore, been marg inalised in development planning and monitoring, in management policy formulation, in relevant sktor related studies, and in project evaluation. Hence the need for data collection on costs, earnings, and profitability of different fishing units with regard to the methods they apply in the subsector. To improve on the short and sporadic studies conducted in the region, the LDAF Programme invited national fisheries administrations and research institutions to collaborate with her to assess the c ost structure, the sharing system, and the profitability of artisanal fisheries operations for a year in ten of its twenty associated countries. The results of the study will be used as a comparative information working document in a workshop to be organised in November 1996. The invited institutions nominated economists or technologists with relevant experience to serve as Study Coordinators in their respective countries. To facilitate the exchange of information and experience these nominees now constitute a Working Group on Costs and Earnings on Artisanal Fisheries in West Africa. The first meeting of this Group was held in Dakar on the 12 and 13 June 1995.

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