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To achieve the overall goal, the programme will deliver the following specific results and activities

Result 1: Information on the structure, products and value of intra-regional fish trade in food security in Sub Saharan Africa generated and made available to stakeholders.

This result area aim at generating information on the routes, dynamics, trends, and magnitude of the intra-regional trade on fish and fishery products (including both inland and marine products) in sub-Saharan Africa and its social and economic dimensions and make it available to relevant stakeholders for informed decision making.

  • Activity 1.1 Fish Trade Routes Analysis and Assessment
  • Activity 1.2 Dissemination of Case Study Results

Result 2: A set of recommendations on policies, certification procedures, standards and regulations, well embedded in national and regional fisheries, agricultural, trade and food security policy frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Building on the outputs from result 1, a set of recommendations on selected policies, standards and regulations will be produced to promote intra-regional fish trade, closely targeted at key barriers to trade in the region.

  • Activity 2.1 Identifying and Prioritising Policy and Regulatory Options for Promoting Intra-Regional Fish Trade in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Activity 2.2 Formulating regional policies, fish certification procedures, standards and regulations in selected areas that are critical for promoting intra-regional fish trade
  • Activity 2.3 Developing Approaches for Implementation and Monitoring of these Policies, Standards and Regulations Recommendations
  • Activity 2.4 High Level Intra-Regional Fish Trade Policy Dialogues to Inform Pan-African and Sub-Regional Discourse

Result 3: Increased capacities for trade amongst private sector associations, in particular of women fish processors and traders and aquaculture producers, to make better use of expanding trade opportunities through competitive small and medium scale enterprises.

The delivery of this result aims at strengthening the capacity of private sector associations, in particular women fish processors and traders, to make better use of the improving trade policy environment.

  • Activity 3.1 Developing a geo-coded, interactive database of existing formal and informal private sector associations engaged in fish processing and trade, and assessment of their capacities, economic performance and needs
  • Activity 3.2 Capacity building, Networking and Institutional Strengthening of private sector associations through the development of guidelines and good practices for continent-wide dissemination
  • Activity 3.2 Establishing user-owned information and advocacy tools and mechanisms, including, where appropriate, links to regional private sector agricultural associations and agricultural information systems in order to provide an improved framework for continued demand-based policy development

Result 4: Adoption and implementation of appropriate policies, certification procedures, standards and regulations by key stakeholders participating in intra-regional trade in four selected trade corridors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Building on the outputs from result 1, 2, and 3, the action will facilitate the implementation of policy recommendations, standards, procedures and regulations (designed to strengthen intra-regional trade) in the four selected trade corridors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Activity 4.1 Catalysing and Facilitating Increased Fish Trade in the Four Corridors
  • Activity 4.2 Strengthening the Capacity of Veterinary Services to Implement Regional Guidelines and National Policies
  • Activity 4.3 Monitoring and Documentation of the Performance of Fish Trade in the Corridors, and Share Lessons Learnt

The project focuses on four main trade corridors in Western, Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. The trade corridors are transport links targeted for spatial development by the African Union according to existing knowledge of volumes of traded fish and where trade flows are being monitored.