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    Agroprocessing pilot project in Rodrigues as a means for alternative economic activities in SEMPA
    GCP/RAF/466/EC SmartFish Project
    2012
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    Within the framework of SmartFish Result 5, (output 5M3.2 ‘support livelihood diversification and resilience in selected fishing communities’, and activity 5M3.2.1 ‘selected projects are supported by the country project on diversification initiatives and improved resilience in fishing communities’), the aim of the project is to carry out a livelihood diversification pilot project on the island of Rodrigues. The main aims of this project include: Section 1 – Situational analysis of the proposed p ilot project  Assess key products available in the market, supply capacity and current quality standards (sample collections);  Potential for expansion of key products and for improvements in quality;  Feasibility of geographical identification and/or organic labelling, as well as traceability and food safety aspects;  Implementation of capacity and accountability of the two operating partners proposed by the Rodrigues Regional Assembly for project implementation;  The specific involvement, roles and responsibilities of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly and of the Rodrigues Marketing Company Limited in planned interventions;  Level of motivation and knowledge base of the proposed target beneficiaries. Section 2 – Market identification study for Mauritius  Identify both quality and quantity requirements of Rodriguan agro-processed products for the Mauritius market or for re-export;  Provide a list of potential buyers and/or exporters interested in potential export niche markets, w ith contact details, respective quality and quantity requirements (including packaging preferences) and purchasing prices;  Assess potential expansion of the market through an investor potentially interested in larger quantities/productions;  Assess the possibility of an increase in the purchase price for selected products with respect to an increase in quality standards and certifications provided, providing a cost-benefit analysis. Section 3 - Contribute to the finalization of the proposal f or financing with the service provider or target groups in accordance with the findings of the market study. The assignment contributed to the following four outcomes of the pilot project: Output 1: Redundant fisherwomen cooperative networks of SEMPA established, empowered and fully operational;  4 Output 2: Quality standards for five selected exotic Rodriguan agro-products raised and standardized to be in line with market requisites; Output 3: Awareness created on food safety and good hygien e practices; Output 4: Market development enhanced for the five selected key Rodriguan agro- products. in August 2012, following this assignment, a Letter of Agreement was signed between SmartFish/FAO and the Deputy Chief Commissioner’s Office of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, for the implementation of an “Agro-processing as a Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods in SEMPA – Pilot Project” with a total cost of US $40,000. The assignment has resulted in the set up of three permanent selling outle ts at prime commercial locations in Mauritius for selected exotic agro-products from Rodrigues through a cooperative collaboration with the Mauritius Fishermen Cooperatives Federation and the Mauritius Consumers Cooperatives Federation. The Mauritius Marketing Board, the national leader in marketing and distribution of farm and agro-processed products in Mauritius, is willing to collaborate with wholesale suppliers in Rodrigues on mutually sustainable and flexible commercial terms. Networking wi th other public, private and civil society stakeholders will also have a positive impact on project outcomes.
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    Updating Capture Fisheries Legislation in Suriname - TCP/SUR/3502 2019
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    The fisheries subsector in Suriname is faced by a number of urgent challenges such as outdated legislation, the absence of a Fisheries Management Plan, the lack of an adequate control and monitoring system of marine resources, poor organization within the subsector and limited value added of exported products. The existing legal framework for capture fisheries does not provide the regulatory tools required to manage the fisheries sector efficiently. The Government therefore requested FAO’s assistance to develop an efficient legal framework for capture fisheries management, in line with international best practices and obligations arising out of international legal instruments for fisheries. In response to this request, the project prepared stakeholders to engage in the legislative process and reviewed the current legal framework affecting fisheries, including recommendations on the legal interventions required. Following consultations with stakeholders and legal working group meetings, draft legislation was produced for validation by stakeholders, government officials and experts
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    Regional review on aquaculture development. 5. Central and Eastern European region – 2005. 2007
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    FAO regularly conducts global and regional reviews of aquaculture status and trends, most recently during 2005 and 2006. The present regional review and synthesis for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) provides an overview of major issues and trends in the aquaculture sector. The dominant technology is carp-based polyculture production in ponds. Production declined significantly following the political and socio-economic changes in the early nineties. Since 1996, production is gradually increasin g. Aquaculture is an important supplier of healthy food for local populations, and will continue to contribute to rural development. During the Astrakhan workshop in 2005, 13 NASO-PAFAD country review studies and the draft Regional Aquaculture Review were presented and discussed. A series of common issues, constraints and trends were recognized for the region covering: predominance of carp production, low production levels, inefficient farm management and marketing, lack of skilled staff, financ ial and legal problems. Four major thematic areas were analysed: (a) policy framework, legislation and institutional systems; (b) farming systems, species and technologies; (c) processing and marketing (consumers' demand, labelling, certification); and (d) social aspects (food supply, employment, income generation). The workshop highlighted the following points: (a) the significance of aquaculture development in CEE has to be emphasized; (b) governments and other policy-makers should be informed about the opportunities and need of developing a sustainable aquaculture sector; (c) producers should recognize consumer demands and the increased market competition with other commodities; and (d) NACEE can play an important role in facilitating the information exchange in the region. The regional review indicates that there are opportunities for integrating aquaculture with other activities, for enhancing exports, and for strengthening institutional capacity building. There is need for resear ch, technology development and investment to improve sustainability of existing farming systems, to promote diversification using additional and high value species, and to expand marine production systems. There is significant scope for improved human resources development, for better collaboration among farmers, and between science and practice, and for international collaboration, within the region and with institutions and organizations outside the region.

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