Small-Scale Fisheries in Thailand a brief analysis of cost and profits.

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To make small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Thailand more sustainable, the fishing value chain (VC) needs to invest in responsible technologies, reduce overfishing, contribute to fisheries management, and implement climate change adaptation measures. To do so, smallscale fishers and other businesses in the VC need access to financial services.

In April and May 2022, the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), undertook fieldwork in three provinces of eastern Thailand to investigate access to finance by the small-scale fishing value chain.
The results deepen the understanding of the financing mechanisms used by the VC actors. This offers insights into the profitability of the different businesses. The brochure also illustrates the most important drivers of costs for the different value chain actors. The information can help financial institutions to analyze the different VC actors and their potential as new clients.

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