The FAO SSF Umbrella Programme – call for contribution

The FAO Umbrella Programme for the Promotion and Application of the SSF Guidelines


The FAO SSF Umbrella Programme is currently calling for for case studies in order to investigate and share good practices as well as to promote participatory research. The case studies should address concerns of small-scale fishers, fish workers and/or their communities and link to the contents and thematic areas of the SSF Guidelines (Governance of tenure in small-scale fisheries and resource management; Social development, employment and decent work; Value chains, post-harvest and trade; Gender equality; Disaster risks and climate change) and their guiding principles.

Expected outputs
A report describing the case study rationale, activities undertaken, results and how they will or could be used & a journal style article that can be included as a chapter in an FAO technical paper on good practices in the context of SSF Guidelines implementation.

Selection criteria
Case studies will be selected based on their relevance according to the criteria outlined above with regard to focus and scope. The selection will also take geographic and thematic scope into consideration. The maximum amount available for each case study is approximately USD 20,000 and a total of approximately five case studies can be funded.

The call for contribution is developed as part of the FAO SSF Umbrella Programme component Strengthening the science-policy interface: sharing of knowledge and supporting policy reform. It is developed in order to ensure that national and regional policies embrace the principles of the SSF Guidelines and that relevant information guides strategies and interventions for the sustainable use of aquatic resources and secure livelihoods.

To view the full call for contribution, click on the case-study-proposals.

The deadline to submit the proposal is October 15th, 2016.