The Philippines

Outcome: The SSF Guidelines are integrated into policies and laws governing the small-scale fisheries sector at the national level.

Activities:

· Compilation and review of major policies and laws governing the small-scale fisheries subsector in the Philippines

· Benchmarking of the Philippine policies and laws governing small-scale fisheries with the SSF Guidelines components

· Compilation and review of existing fisheries programmes and policies related to natural disasters and climate change

· Consultation with government agencies engaged in the SSF subsector

· Consultation with major stakeholders on identifying challenges to participation in food security and poverty eradication

· Development of strategies towards implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the Philippines

· Consultation workshops with government agencies on mainstreaming of the SSF Guidelines towards greater participation of small-scale fishers in food security and poverty eradication

· Capacity building for national and local implementers of the SSF Guidelines

· Identify strategies for advocacy and implementation of the SSF Guidelines at the national level

· Targeted information, education and communication (IEC) for key government agencies engaged in the implementation of policies and programmes governing the SSF sector