International meeting on artisanal fisheries

In order to celebrate the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Agriculture (IYAFA 2022), Sustainable Fisheries Initiative is organizing the international conference on artisanal fisheries scheduled for September 3rd to 6th.

According to the sources, it is going to take place in Jinja, Uganda.

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The International Year of Artisanal Fisheries (IYAFA 2022) was announced in 2017 by the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, with the FAO to serve as the lead UN agency in partnership with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system.

Through this conference, people can enjoy the offer of an open platform where they can serve the dialogues, research presentations and technology exhibitions across the fisheries value chain.

This year the theme of the conference comes under the “Breaking new grounds to recognize and celebrate the contribution of small scale fisheries towards food security and nutrition” it is expected to attract more than 500 scientists, development partners, actors of state, young researchers, practitioners and exhibitors from across the globe.

The conference objectives include; i) improving awareness, knowledge/ understanding and actions to support the contribution and tolerable development of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and use of natural resources.

The second aim of this scheme is to promote a platform for sharing blue innovations, research findings and their translation into practice, dialogue and collaboration between artisanal fishers, governments and other partners to further strengthen their capacity to enhance sustainability and social development and well-being​.

The four-day conference will include plenary sessions with re-known keynote speakers, ministerial dialogues, parallel sessions comprising scientific oral paper presentations, poster paper presentations, exhibitions and field excursions.

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Sustainable Fisheries Initiative is organizing the International Conference on Artisanal Fisheries (ICAF) with strategic guidance with the support of Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization, Directorate of Fisheries Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Makerere University, Fisheries Training Institute, Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association, Association of Fish and Lake Users of Uganda, Federation of Fisheries Organization of Uganda, Katosi Women, Uganda National Women Fish Organization and Yalelo Uganda.