FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports # 904The workshop reviewed progress in post-harvest fish utilization in Africa and made recommendations to FAO, its member countries and institutes interested in fish utilization in Africa. The experts reviewed in particular fresh or live fish handling, fish processing, post-harvests loss assessment, quality and safety, and marketing and socio-economic issues. - L'atelier a passé en revue les progrè
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical PapersThis publication provides an overview of the current status of capture fisheries insurance in the world. It presents the findings of a number of regional and national review desk studies carried out between December 2006 and January 2008 covering China, Japan and India in Asia, Europe, Africa, the United States of America in North America, South America, Oceania and the Russian Federation. A
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersFisheries policy in Bangladesh is still trying to get to grips with the major dilemmas of maximizing benefits from natural resources. During the 20th century Bangladesh adopted one-sided production-oriented policies in the agricultural sector to feed its rapidly growing population. This strategy included increasing fish production, then in decline mainly as a result of environmental degradation brou
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersOver the last few decades, natural and human-induced disasters have become more frequent and increasingly destructive. Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods have become more and more vulnerable and have been seriously affected by loss of life and property. This document gives an overview of FAO's work with regard to such disasters in the fisheries and aquaculture s
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThese Guidelines are an outcome of a joint FAO, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) Regional Workshop on the Promotion of Aquaculture Insurance in Asia, held in Bali, Indonesia, from 30 April to 2 May 2007, and presents the strategy that the workshop participants endorsed as the most promising.
Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsLivestock and aquaculture insurance have received less attention than crop insurance in risk management strategies being considered in recent years. This publication is intended as a contribution to redressing this imbalance. It briefly introduces the role of insurance as a risk management mechanism in livestock and aquaculture enterprises. It aims at setting the scene, and explores with the re
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersRisk management is increasingly gaining attention within the aquaculture sector, as reflected in the development and increasing implementation of better management practices, codes of conduct and codes of good practice, standard operational procedures, certification and traceability. Aquaculture insurance is one of the tools used in the management of risks in aquaculture. This publication provides a
Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersThis volume discusses the difficult access to investment capital, one of the major obstacles to the development of sustainable commercial aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa. The problem arises from a lack of collateral, excessively high interest rates on loans, bankers' perceptions that aquaculture carries a particularly high risk of failure, a lack of knowledge, by farmers, of the modalities of appl