Poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and small-scale fisheries

Poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and small-scale fisheries

Sorting shrimp post larvae in Bangladesh: Food security and poverty alleviation

International commitments to alleviating poverty present massive global challenges. Poverty in the fishing sector encompasses multiple dimensions of deprivation, is about far more than just income, and is increasingly recognised as multi-sectoral in its determinants. The company implements projects and conducts research, especially in relation to small-scale fisheries, with the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing vulnerability, and of gaining a better understanding of the complexities involved. The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach and Value Chain Analysis are two tools we often use to examine poverty, socio-economic, and distributional issues. And all our work adheres to and lobbies for a human rights-based approach to development and disaster response situations, recognising the rights and obligations of different stakeholders.