EAF-Nansen Programme

EAF-Nansen Programme

EAF-Nansen Programme 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The EAF-Nansen Programme is a longstanding partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Norway, executed in close collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR).

In collaboration with 32 countries across Africa and the Bay of Bengal, the Programme is dedicated to improving food and nutrition security by strengthening fisheries policies and management practices in line with the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). Additionally, it aims to build the capacity of fisheries institutions to ensure sustainable fisheries management. From 2024 to 2028, the Programme will intensify its focus on fisheries management, emphasizing the critical nexus between science and management and reinforcing ocean governance. It will provide support to partner countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and advancing FAO’s vision for the Blue Transformation of aquatic food systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for all.

Start Date: 01/05/2017
End Date: 01/12/2028

Lead Contacts: Merete Tandstad (Merete.Tandstad@fao.org) and Joseph Zelasney (Joseph.Zelasney@fao.org)

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Programme, United Nations Action


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