Flavouring Fish into Food Security - A Preliminary Assessment of the Integration of Fisheries and Aquaculture into Food and Nutrition Policy Frameworks of East and South Africa Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/conference_proceedings_or_journals/sx61dp14z

Suggested Bibliographic Reference: Challenging New Frontiers in the Global Seafood Sector: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 11-15, 2016. Compiled by Stefani J. Evers and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2016.

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, held July 11-15, 2016 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center (AECC), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Fish plays a leading role in nutrition and food security in several African countries, but in many cases this is not reflected in national policies for food security. This study, carried out in the framework of the FAO‑SmartFish Programme of the Indian Ocean Commission funded by the EU, makes a preliminary assessment of the inclusion of fisheries and aquaculture into the food and nutrition policy frameworks of twenty countries in the East and South Africa and Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) region. The study reviews the integration of fisheries into the formulation of food security and economic and social development policies, and the inclusion of food security issues in the formulation of national fisheries policies (“integration by word”); as well as the extent to which fish and fisheries are actually integrated into the diets and economies of the ESA-IO countries (“integration by deed”). The knowledge and awareness of fishery officers was also evaluated through direct consultations. With this information it was possible to evaluate the importance and potential of fisheries to contribute to food security and to identify the countries in which enhancement of the integration of fisheries into policies is needed. Finally, a group of countries (Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda and Seychelles) in which fisheries play a significant role but are overlooked by national policies was selected to focus the work of the Programme, where activities should be (are presently being) implemented given the high potential and low inclusion in policies that these countries present.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Created
Date Issued
Conference Name
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by IIFET Student Assistant (iifetstudentassistant@gmail.com) on 2017-03-08T23:22:50Z No. of bitstreams: 1 López Ríos56ppt.pdf: 580614 bytes, checksum: 8e71bfcd44c30816d255bfb8d2e96f3a (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2017-03-08T23:22:50Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 López Ríos56ppt.pdf: 580614 bytes, checksum: 8e71bfcd44c30816d255bfb8d2e96f3a (MD5)
ISBN
  • 0976343290

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 07/27/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items