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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RESOURCE PROTECTION Empowering Tomorrow’s Stewards: FISH Visayas Project Instills Sustainable Coastal Resource Management in La Libertad By Mary Ruth Ochavillo....

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS Term of Reference: STE to Conduct the Training on Organizational Development for Fisherfolk Associations in Cordova In...

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ADVOCATING FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FISH Visayas Project Promotes Solid Waste Management Practices to Students at Pres. Carlos P....

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MARKET ACCESS | CONVERGING AGRI-AQUA INNOVATION AFOS Foundation Joins CTU-DOST ATBI and AFRREDN Convergence Forum By Mary Ruth Ochavillo. Posted...

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TRAINING FOR FISHERFOLKS Ubay Fisherfolk Associations and Youth Empowered with Key Strategies for MPA Management and Conservation By Mary Ruth...

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DUAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR CCCI, AFOS Inked MOU with Dual Education and Training Partners, Seafood Processing...

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS Terms of Reference: STE to Formulate the Qualification Profile and Curriculum Design for the Seafood Processing Sector...

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TRAINING FOR FISHERMEN AND MSMES FISH Visayas Project Builds Proficiency in Essential Proposal Making for San Juan and Siquijor Fisherfolk...

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ABOUT US

AFOS Stiftung Fur Unternehmerische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization based in Cologne, Germany, and in six countries. As a mission-driven organization, AFOS Foundation implements technical cooperation projects funded by the German Government.  Technical projects concentrate on various themes such as food security and standards, dual education and training, digital transformation, fisheries and resource protection, women empowerment, microfinance, and institutional capacity development.

In the Philippines, AFOS Foundation has implemented a total of four technical cooperation projects since 2009, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). At present, efforts are concentrated on the implementation of the FISH Visayas Project with the primary goal of creating a sustainable income for the fisherfolks and fishery-dependent families.

AFOS Foundation, driven by its unwavering commitment to empowering individuals and institutions, stands as a beacon of hope and progress. Through education, technical skills training, partnerships, and support, AFOS strives to create a more inclusive and prosperous society where individuals can fulfill their potential and contribute to the betterment of the economy.

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CONTACT US

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