Rural Finance and Investment Insights: November 2023
Note from the editor
The Global Network for Capacity Building to Increase Access of Small-Scale Fisheries to Financial Services (CAFI-SSF) recently held two insightful webinars with partner institutes addressing crucial aspects of fisheries and aquaculture.
The first webinar delved into occupational hazards and risk coverage, particularly focusing on women-centric insurance products within the sector. Featuring practitioners from diverse regions, discussions spotlighted the pivotal roles of women in the aquatic food system, their involvement across value chain activities, and the occupational risks they encounter. Insights from women leaders and government representatives shed light on the unique challenges faced, guiding discussions toward developing tailored insurance solutions.
The second webinar explored financing innovations specifically in Thailand’s small-scale fisheries. Notable presentations covered successful projects, economic analyses within fish value chains, and advancements in fishing vessel technologies for improved safety and productivity. Discussions underscored the importance of financial literacy, equitable economic distributions, and technological enhancements to empower and sustain small-scale fisheries. Both events emphasized the need for customized insurance products, financial literacy materials, and reporting frameworks to bolster the resilience and advancement of small-scale fisheries, positioning CAFI-SSF as a facilitator of crucial dialogues and solutions within the industry.
Further information and recordings for both events can be found through their respective links.
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