Guidelines for Increasing Access of Small-Scale Fisheries to Insurance Services

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Guidelines for Increasing Access of Small-Scale Fisheries to Insurance Services

octobre 29, 2021 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am UTC+0 at Zoom (Online)

The FAO supported initiative CAFI SSF – Global Network for capacity building to increase access of small-scale fisheries to financial services (CAFI SSF Network) and the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) will host a webinar to share with key stakeholders the guidelines for increasing access of small-scale fisheries to insurance services.

Fishing is a dangerous occupation worldwide with minimal risk covers. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates every year more than 32 000 fishermen and women die during fishing operations across the world and many more get accidents and injured. This makes capture fisheries one of the most dangerous and risky occupations in the world. Fishers often work long hours under harsh weather conditions, increasing the likelihood of accidents or injury.

These guidelines, were published in support of implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication with the following objectives:

  • increase awareness about the needs of small-scale fishers for better risk management, disaster preparedness and insurance services;
  • guide policy and decision makers to help introduce insurance services to small-scale fishers, with the ultimate objective to strengthen the sustainability and ecological and economic viability of these fisheries;
  • build capacity among insurance providers, fisherfolk organizations, NGOs, and concerned government agencies, to design and implement insurance programmes that suit the needs of small-scale fishing communities and enhance social protection;
  • promote insurance services that incentivize and reward a responsible and sustainable conduct of fishing operations and a better preparedness for natural disasters including climate change related challenges.

To register for the webinar please visit:


Date :
octobre 29, 2021
Heure :
5:00 am - 7:00 am UTC+0


Zoom (Online)

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