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Microfinance helps poverty reduction and fisheries management

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The aim of this policy brief is to:

  • Analyze trends in thinking and practice on finance for poverty reduction
  • Examine how small-scale fisherfolk use financial services, with a focus on West Africa
  • Identify the main issues and challenges in providing microfinancial services to fishing communities
  • Show that microfinance can be used to support fisheries management
  • Outline recommendations to improve the availability of suitable financial services in small-scale fisheries

Document Information

Document Type Document
Author Programme de la FAO pour des moyens d’existence durables dans la pêche (DFID/FAO)
Year of Publication 2006
Publisher FAO
Number of Pages 8 pp.
Edition New Directions in Fisheries
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Livelihoods, Fisheries Sector, Financial Services
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