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Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) was adopted in June 2014, at the Committee on Fisheries meeting. There have been numerous efforts undertaken towards implementation of the SSF Guidelines over the past few years. This website is part of joint effort by World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), World Forum of Fish Harvestors and Fish Workers (WFF), Centro Internazionale Crocevia, and International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), as part of the efforts to disseminate information on implementation of the Guidelines, especially through capacity building and awareness-raising workshops in different parts of the world. 

One of the key aspects is to raise awareness amongst organizations of small-scale fishery workers and their communities through actions at local, national and sub-regional levels; and build capacity for implementing the SSF Guidelines in pilot countries. 

As part of the IFAD project for capacity building for the implementation of SSF Guidelines, there are 8 national workshops organized in different parts of the world, and three regional workshops. This website provides information on different workshops and the material prepared for each of these workshops. 

The national workshops are to be organized in Myanmar, Brazil, India, Ecuador, Algeria, Angola and Mozambique, Tanzania and Pakistan. The regional workshops are to be organized in Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam); Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, Honduras) and Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda).