World Fisheries Day brings together small-scale fishers worldwide

Every year, World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November around the globe. On this day, small-scale fishers celebrate their livelihoods and culture and express solidarity with their struggle for human rights. This year has also been declared the UN International...

World Food Day Statement: Food Sovereignty is the only solution and way forward

Our fragile world faces an impending global food crisis. The impact of COVID-19 pushed more people into poverty. Lockdowns devastated family livelihoods, the economy, and disrupted supply chains. Globally, according to the GRFC 2022, levels of hunger remain as...

SSF Summit in Rome examines implementation of SSF Guidelines

On 2-3 September, Masifundise as part of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) attended the SSF Summit hosted by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. This summit facilitated dialogue between SSF social...

Small-scale fisher movements prepare for COFI 2022

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will be hosting its 35th session this year from 5 to 9 September in Rome, Italy. This is the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. The COFI process is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agriculture...

WTO negotiations of fishery subsidies threaten the sustainability of SSF

On June 17, 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finalized the agreement on the widely debated negotiations aimed at limiting fisheries subsidies that contribute and create a conducive environment to overfishing. The agreement aimed to protect overfished stocks by...