Why we are on the International Year of Artisanal Fishery and Acquaculture (IYAFA)?
On November 19, 2021 the FAO virtually launched the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022.
The IPC Working Group on Fisheries (IPFWG) took part to the Launch Event through its representative and vice-chair of the IYAFA International steering Committee, Ms Editrudith Lukanga. In her speech, Editrudith expressed the hope and expectation of the IPCFWG towards IYAFA; the Group welcomes
the wish and the efforts of all participants and of the FAO on working together to recognize smallscale fishers and fish-workers’ contribution to human well-being and healthy food systems.
The IPC Working group on Fisheries always had a key role in promoting SSF rights: it supported the development of the SSF Voluntary Guidelines and, with the establishment of the FAO SSF Umbrella Programme and the Global Strategic Framework in support of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines (SSF-GSF), the Group took on the role of SSF-GSF Advisory Group.
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