Value Chain Analysis in the Caribbean Fisheries 2016

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Value Chain Analysis in the Caribbean Fisheries 2016


Year

2016 (5 days)

Location

Suriname

Participants Men Women Total
Antigua and Barbuda 2 2
Barbados 1 1
Belize 1 1
Dominica 1 1
Grenada 1 1
Guyana 1 1
Jamaica 1 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 1
Saint Lucia 1 1
Montserrat 1 1
Suriname 3 1 4
Trinidad and Tobago 1 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1
14 3 17

UNU Representatives

  • Ogmundur Knutsson
  • Thor Asgeirsson
  • Dadi Mar Kristofersson

General topics

  • Fisheries Policy and Management

Partners

  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
  • University of the West Indies

Target group

Fisheries officers


Description

Short course on Value Chain analysis – July 18-23 2016  in Suriname

Objective
The objective of this initiative is to build capacity among key government and private sector representatives (small and medium size enterprises) in the fisheries and aquaculture sector to promote and use the value chain approach in unlocking the full potential of the sector in the Caribbean. Specifically, the project will build capacity of key actors to understand and use the value chain approach to assess key constraints along the value chains and to identify opportunities for investments and other interventions to generate greater returns, improve overall profitability and sustainability of the industry, which in turn, will lend itself to achieving improved management of the supporting natural resource base.


The project is designed to build capacity of key actors in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to use the value chain approach to improve the sector’s contribution to economic development and management of the industries involved. Particular attention will be given to building capacity to assess key constraints along the relevant industry value chains and to identify opportunities for investments and other interventions to generate greater returns, improve profitability and improve resource management. The project will use case studies on value chains developed by Caribbean and other fellows at the UNU-FTP, as well as other relevant value chain studies conducted by institutions or development agencies in developing countries with social and economic characteristics that may be similar to the situation in the Caribbean.


The Project will produce the following results:
1. Training material developed and compiled into a manual on values chain approach in fisheries and aquaculture for use by private and public sector stakeholders in Caribbean SIDs.
2. National fisheries authorities, private sector operators and the CRFM Secretariat staff will have strengthened capacities to conduct value chain analysis and to use the information for promoting a more business-oriented approach for decision making, planning, policy formulation and implementation activities by the industries affected.
3. Action Plans developed for use of the value chain approach in selected fisheries /fishing enterprises.

Former fellows

Files and attachments

Image album


Division

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