Short Course

Value Chain Analysis in the Caribbean Fisheries

Year

2016
18.07.2016 - 23.07.2016

Location

Suriname (view on map)

Participation

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A 5-day course that focused on the value chain analysis in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States, targeting the fisheries officers in collaboration with Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and University of the West Indies.

Description

Short course on Value Chain analysis – July 18-23 2016  in Suriname

Objective
The objective of this initiative is to build capacity among key government and private sector representatives (small and medium size enterprises) in the fisheries and aquaculture sector to promote and use the value chain approach in unlocking the full potential of the sector in the Caribbean. Specifically, the project will build capacity of key actors to understand and use the value chain approach to assess key constraints along the value chains and to identify opportunities for investments and other interventions to generate greater returns, improve overall profitability and sustainability of the industry, which in turn, will lend itself to achieving improved management of the supporting natural resource base.


The project is designed to build capacity of key actors in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to use the value chain approach to improve the sector’s contribution to economic development and management of the industries involved. Particular attention will be given to building capacity to assess key constraints along the relevant industry value chains and to identify opportunities for investments and other interventions to generate greater returns, improve profitability and improve resource management. The project will use case studies on value chains developed by Caribbean and other fellows at the UNU-FTP, as well as other relevant value chain studies conducted by institutions or development agencies in developing countries with social and economic characteristics that may be similar to the situation in the Caribbean.


The Project will produce the following results:
1. Training material developed and compiled into a manual on values chain approach in fisheries and aquaculture for use by private and public sector stakeholders in Caribbean SIDs.
2. National fisheries authorities, private sector operators and the CRFM Secretariat staff will have strengthened capacities to conduct value chain analysis and to use the information for promoting a more business-oriented approach for decision making, planning, policy formulation and implementation activities by the industries affected.
3. Action Plans developed for use of the value chain approach in selected fisheries /fishing enterprises.

Organizers

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Ogmundur Knutsson

Supervisor
Ph.D.
University of Akureyri
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Thor Heiðar Ásgeirsson

FTP Director, Studies Committee, Staff
M.Sc.
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Dadi Mar Kristofersson

Supervisor, Lecturer
Ph.D.
Fisheries Policy and Management
University of Iceland

Attendees

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Jullan Benoie Georges Defoe

2014 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
Dominica
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Larique Desroy Devron Hackshaw

2015 | Six month training
Company Management
Antigua and Barbuda