International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022)

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). “IYAFA 2022 aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fisheries, fish farmers and fish workers play in food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable natural resource use - thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them.”

The SSF Hub is committed to supporting IYAFA 2022 through emphasizing our mission where they align with the pillars of IYAFA's Global Action Plan, promoting related events, and supporting partner efforts.

IYAFA 2022 Pillars

Pillar 1 | Environmental sustainability: Use biodiversity sustainably for the longevity of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture

Pillar 2 | Economic sustainability: Support inclusive value chains for small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture

Pillar 3 | Social sustainability: Secure social inclusion and well-being of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture

Pillar 4 | Governance: Ensure effective participation of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture in building and strengthening enabling policy environments

Pillar 5 | Gender equality and equity: Acknowledge that wome and men in small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are equals

Pillar 6 | Food security and nutrition: Promote the contribution to healthy diets from small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture in sustainable food systems

Pillar 7 | Resilience: Increase the preparedness and adaptive capacity of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture to environmental degradation, shocks, disasters and climate change

Learn more here: IYAFA 2022

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