The Potential of Sustainable Fishery Resource in Mitigating Poverty and Unemployment in Africa

Tebeka, Shiferaw M. (2017). The Potential of Sustainable Fishery Resource in Mitigating Poverty and Unemployment in Africa. UNU-INRA Working Paper. United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.

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    Author Tebeka, Shiferaw M.
    Editor Igbatayo Samuel Aderemi
    Atewamba, Calvin
    Yong Nje, Dorothé
    Nutakor, Praise
    Title The Potential of Sustainable Fishery Resource in Mitigating Poverty and Unemployment in Africa
    Series Title UNU-INRA Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 26
    Publication Date 2017-09-19
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Pages vii, 46
    Language eng
    Abstract The fishery sector plays a pivotal role in global food security, both in terms of consumption and production, as well as trade and employment. Attaining green growth in the fishery sector would help alleviate poverty because of the benefits from trade, employment opportunities and sustainable food security. This study examined the potential of the fishery sector to mitigate poverty and the growing unemployment rate in Africa. Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Seychelles were used as the target sample areas from the five African sub-regions, for the study. The findings revealed that the fishing sector’s potential in mitigating poverty and unemployment in the context of a green economy was unsustainable due to over-exploitation of the fishery stock, underutilization of the fishery resource, high employment pressure on the sector, and the increased frequency of export border rejection in the export market destinations because of quality deterioration.
    UNBIS Thesaurus FOOD SECURITY
    POVERTY MITIGATION
    EMPLOYMENT
    FISHERY RESOURCES
    Keyword Africa
    Fish
    Poverty
    Employment
    Sustainability
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9789988633004
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