To enhance social, economic and environmentally sustainable management of small-scale fisheries in Zambia.

PROGRESS:
 

10 %

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Official launching ceremony of project held end November 2020

  • Situational Analysis (scoping and mapping) has started

  • Situational analysis: scoping and mapping exercise in process

  • Recruited Consortium Project Manager and Project Officer

  • Capacity building of women and youth in value addition of fish products and access to markets

IMPLEMENTER:

Action Aid Zambia      

DURATION:

October 2020 - October 2023

BUDGET:

942,861.62 euros

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EXPECTED OUTPUTS:

  • Enhanced livelihoods and food security of vulnerable small-scale fishing communities through sustainably managed small-scale fisheries.

  • Women and youth small-scale fishers have strengthened capacities in value addition of fish and access to markets resulting in their increased contribution to sustainable growth, including to SDGs.

  • Small-scale fishers, especially women and youth, are better able to advocate for adoption and implementation of national and regional policy and legal frameworks that favour sustainable management of fisheries resources, including security of tenure.  

ACTIVITIES:

  • Establish and strengthen women and youth fishers’ platforms

  • Leadership building of the fishers

  • Trainings on sustainable management of fisheries including restocking of fish through the department of fisheries

  • Research on preservation of fish

  • Trainings on integrated fishing and farming

  • Capacitating 84 government extension workers

  • Trainings on gender sensitive access to markets to 70 Community Level Fisheries Committees

  • 14 training of trainers on value addition to 420 peer community volunteers

  • Piloting gender responsive facilities

  • Capacitate small-scale fishers on security of tenure and FAO Voluntary guidelines on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

  • Capacity building for women and youth fishers on rights and control over water and fisheries resources

  • Advocacy for a harmonised fisheries policy

  • Engaging Cross border Traders on fisheries and advocate with private sector value chain actors

ABOUT US

The inland and marine coastal fisheries resources of the EA-SA-IO region represent a natural wealth of about € 50 billion. E€OFISH strives to ensure the sustainable management of these assets by putting in place policies to handle them effectively,  by protecting them and by promoting good fishing practices.

CONTACT US

+230 4026100

E€OFISH Programme team

Indian Ocean Commission
4th floor, Rue de l'Institut
Ebène, Mauritius

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