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FAO, NEPAD Partnership to Boost Fisheries Development in Africa

NEPAD-FAO25 April 2012: The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have implemented a collaborative partnership to boost fisheries development in Africa, in support of regional efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The partnership, which will be implemented in aquaculture, marine and inland fisheries, seeks to improve both fisheries development and the lives of fishermen on the continent. It is expected that the long-term impact of improved fisheries on poverty alleviation, food security and economic growth will be significantly enhanced. The partnership uses an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and Aquaculture (EAF/EAA), and focuses on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. It is expected to address both improved and sustainable management of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the post-harvest supply chain.

NEPAD is a programme of the African Union (AU). [NEPAD Press Release]