The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development
What is the role of wild-caught fisheries in achieving FFP's food security, nutrition and resilience goals? A new USAID report highlights important contributions of wild-caught fisheries to African development including:
- Fish is a highly nutritious food that contributes to food security and livelihoods for over 400 million Africans in both inland and coastal areas;
- Wild-caught fisheries support livelihoods for millions of people and well-managed fisheries can alleviate poverty, strengthen resilience and serve as a valuable component in a diversified food security strategy in many African countries;
- Marine and freshwater fisheries in Africa employ 93% of people in the fish production sector, and aquaculture employs the remaining 7%
Despite their critically important contributions to development, Africa's wild-caught fisheries are at risk of decline, decreased productivity and collapse due to poor management. There is an urgent need to reform and strengthen wild-caught fisheries management. Join USAID's Office of Forestry and Biodiversity and FFP to hear key findings and discuss how FFP programs might address wild-caught fisheries management.
Space is limited. If you or someone from your organization is interested in participating in-person, please email you name, title and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 14. Your participation will be confirmed shortly thereafter.