THE FISH VISAYAS PROJECT

 

As an archipelagic nation with 7,641 islands, fisheries in the Philippines is a relevant sector providing livelihood to millions of Filipinos. Conversely, in the past ten years, the total fisheries production generally declined. Although the country sits at the heart of the coral triangle, the development and condition of the fisheries sector became bleak. Resource degradation, overfishing, the lack of knowledge of fishermen on the use of modern technology, and the effect of natural disasters have driven the fishing sector into a deeper abyss.

The implementation of the FISH Visayas Project aims to increase and make sustainable incomes for the fisherfolk and MSMEs not only in Fisheries but also in Food-related Value Chains in Central Visayas, Philippines. This is done through qualifying Business Membership Organizations in the region by providing services such as the promotion of sustainable fisheries, resource protection,  market access to MSMEs, and the conduct of dual education training chamber assessment and certification. Partner Business Membership Organizations are capacitated to ensure cooperation between the Local Government Units (LGU), National Government Agencies (NGAs) and People’s Organizations.

PROJECT COUNTRY:

PHILIPPINES

PROJECT DURATION:

JULY 2019 – JUNE 2025

FUNDING:

4 RESULT AREAS

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Training for Fishermen and MSMEs

Fisherfolk and MSMEs in the region have improved their production and processing processes and are able to meet relevant quality standards.

Dual Training in the Fisheries Sector

Dual Training Programmes are institutionalized in the fisheries sector and contribute to improving the skills of trainees and companies.

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Market Access

Market access for fishermen and MSMEs in the Project has been expanded.

Resource Protection

Measures to protect resources are institutionalized to preserve the livelihoods of fishermen.

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ABOUT US

AFOS Stiftung Fur Unternehmerische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation) is based in Cologne, Germany. It is a Non-profit organization founded by members of the Federation Catholic Entrepreneurs (Bund Katholischer Unternehmer or BKU) in the 1990s arising from joint microfinance projects with Kolping International and Misereor, as their contribution out of Christian inspiration and responsibility to help towards self-help, self-employment and entrepreneurship.

BKU supports AFOS through its expertise gained from experience in setting up business associations with a Catholic orientation in Latin America and its network of more than 1,500 member entrepreneurs and related organizations such as the International Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs (UNIAPAC) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Association.

The objectives of AFOS are: (1) Empowerment of economically active people to take care of their families and contribute to economic growth through education and training in entrepreneurial skills, (2) Enhancement and empowerment of civil institutions and structures by strengthening their capacities. To attain these objectives, AFOS supports: (1) Capacity building of business associations and chambers; (2) Access to financial services for SMEs (microfinance); (3) Diffusion of Catholic social teaching; (4) Building free and just societies oriented to the German concept of “Social Market Economy”.

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Our office is open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation
Philippine Representative Office

500 Siesta Lane, Apas, 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

 

Tel. No. (+63 32) 238 4339

info-ph@afosfoundation.org