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2017

Improving Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Populations in Kismayo, Somalia, through Access to Fishery Products

Somalie

Titre : Improving Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Populations in Kismayo, Somalia, through Access to Fishery Products

Pays : Somalie

Durée : 2017 to 2021

Commettant : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Agence d’exécution : Ministry of Interior and Political Affairs

Contexte
Somalia is the country with the second longest coastline in Africa, stretching for more than 3,330 km. Despite an abundance of marine resources, the country’s per capita consumption of fish is one of the lowest in the world. Although tuna, mackerel, lobsters and shrimps can be caught without the use of sophisticated fishing techniques, fishing and eating fish are traditionally not common among the Somalian population. This is particularly surprising as Somalia is one of the most food insecure countries in the world, and fish would be relatively easy to access for large sections of the population. Other challenges, which make the situation even more difficult, include a lack of market outlets for fish, significant post-catch losses due to poor handling, and the lack of a cold chain. Moreover, there are no political guidelines, regulations or monitoring mechanisms in place, so that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity is widespread. This results in serious economic losses and further reduces the availability of fish to the local people.

Objectifs
Better access to fishery products has improved the food and nutrition security of returning refugees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable residents in Kismayo.

Approche
All project measures apply equally to internally displaced persons in Somalia, voluntary returnees from Kenya and vulnerable local residents. The project pursues a threefold strategy in line with the government objectives defined in the national development plan. * Media campaigns and supporting measures raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of eating fish and appropriate methods for preparing and preserving fish. * The availability of fishery products increases by improving processing, preserving and marketing.* Counselling centres provide advice on nutrition to mothers with infants and pregnant women. Markets with sales outlets for fish products are being developed.
GIZ works closely with local and international organisations as well as government institutions when implementing the measures.

Présentation : GIZ

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