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30 th
Apr 2015

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Territorial Waters of Somalia

THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODES ISLAND AND TRANSAFRICA CO - 30th Apr 2015

IT IS DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE LOSSES THAT FOREIGN ILLEGAL VESSELS CAUSE IN SOMALIA. ANNUAL ESTIMATES RANGE FROM US$ 100 MILLION TO OVER US$450 MILLION. In addition to loss in revenue, illegal ...

IT IS DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE LOSSES THAT FOREIGN ILLEGAL VESSELS CAUSE IN SOMALIA. ANNUAL ESTIMATES RANGE FROM US$ 100 MILLION TO OVER US$450 MILLION.

In addition to loss in revenue, illegal vessels cause overfishing, reduce fish stocks, affect local catches, harm the marine environment and destroy fishing communities by denying opportunities to catch and export fish. Illegal fishing causes loss of employment in fishing and post-harvest fish handling as loss of revenue that could be generated from landing fees, license fees, taxes and other revenues payable by legal fishing companies.

The indirect harm of Illegal and Unregulated (IUU) fishing to Somalia includes lost income and employment in other sectors in the supply chain upstream (i.e., fishing gear, boats and equipment, etc.) and downstream (i.e., fish processing and packaging, marketing and transport, etc.) from the fishing operation itself . Additionally, illegal fishing vessels use reckless fishing operations. They leave behind them irreversible impacts on target species, the marine ecosystem and vulnerable species such as coral reefs, dugongs and turtles. Furthermore, IUU fishing directly affects fishermen’s livelihoods. It destroys their fishing nets and threatens them at sea by mistaking them for pirates thus depriving them of fully exercising their livelihoods.

The Somali fishery sector is predominantly small-scale. Fishermen use open fiberglass skiffs ranging in length from three to six meters. Most are motorized and equipped with an outboard engine or to a lesser extent, an inboard engine. The average fisherman has been fishing for about 15 years and is on average 38 years old. Most have an elementary level education and live in households with about eight members. More than half own their fishing boats and 50% are members of fishing cooperatives. Over a third fish within 10 km of their communities while 50% of the fishermen fish within 50 km of their communities.

Managing the fisheries begins with registration of fishermen and fishing boats. Fifty-four percent of fishermen reported no requirement for fishing boat registration or painting registration numbers on their vessels while 12% percent did not know about these requirements. When asked which entity was responsible for fishing boat registration, 41% identified the fisheries office and 47% identified the port authority. The latter plays that role in Somaliland and Puntland, while the fisheries office does so in the other states. The absence of information on the number and size of vessels, engine horsepower, and the types and sizes of fishing gear makes management decisions more difficult, if not impossible, to assess optimum sustainable yields.

Read the full report here for more information on IUU Fishing in Somalia and suggested recommendations.

18 th
Nov 2015

2014 Annual Report: Changing the Story

Adeso - 18th Nov 2015

In 2014, Adeso’s humanitarian and development efforts reached nearly 1.9 million people in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. One community at a time, our efforts this year focused on ...

In 2014, Adeso’s humanitarian and development efforts reached nearly 1.9 million people in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. One community at a time, our efforts this year focused on helping individuals and families build a better life for themselves.

19 th
Jan 2016

Turkana Basket Value-Chain Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan

REGAL-IR - 19th Jan 2016

The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic growth.  This  report  outlines the  process  for data collection,& ...

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The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic
growth. 

This  report  outlines the  process  for data collection,  critical  analysis and
recommendations, including a draft one-year budget. The report focuses on an implementation strategy  that  roadmaps  a  sustainable  and  scalable  path  to  professionalism,  businessdevelopment, and increased incomes.

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12 th
Feb 2016

Basketry Value Chain Study

12th Feb 2016

The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic growth. This report outlines the process for data collection, critical analysis and recommendat ...
The Turkana basket and handicrafts sector has been singled out as an opportunity for economic
growth. This report outlines the process for data collection, critical analysis and
recommendations, including a draft one-year budget. The report focuses on an implementation
strategy that roadmaps a sustainable and scalable path to professionalism, business
development, and increased incomes.
 
The philosophical approach for this study is grounded in transforming challenges into
opportunities. The analysis tools are rooted in a results-driven approach with a market focus.
Business development tools are recommended as a way to increase professionalism in social
entrepreneurship. As producers build professionalism, the industry’s capacity to compete in the global marketplace grows.
Particularly important to success is the inherent value of the Kenyan artisanal export context.
Kenya has important assets lacking in many African countries. These include a vibrant port with
multiple shipping options, experienced buyer agents, a broad selection of highly marketable
products, a strong international buyer base, relative ease of business operations and a stable
government. These factors are the essential foundation for growth of the Turkana handicraft
value chain.
01 st
Aug 2016

Adeso UK Signed Trustees Report and Accounts 20 September 2015

01st Aug 2016

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    23 rd
    Apr 2011

    Q&A Cash Transfers in South Central Somalia

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    Cash Based Response Working Group, 2011

    In early 2011, as Southern Somalia was under increasing severe food access stress, the Cash Based Response Working G...

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    Cash Based Response Working Group, 2011

    In early 2011, as Southern Somalia was under increasing severe food access stress, the Cash Based Response Working Group advocated for the scale-up of the delivery of cash programming in the region as a flexible resource transfer to address increasing food insecurity needs.

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    23 rd
    Jan 2010

    Guidelines for Cash Interventions in Somalia

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    Cash transfer interventions are growing in popularity as they are found to be feasible and appropriate responses to many humanitarian crises, short term emergencies and longer term ...

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    Cash transfer interventions are growing in popularity as they are found to be feasible and appropriate responses to many humanitarian crises, short term emergencies and longer term livelihood issues.

    These Guidelines were designed as a way to harmonize existing guidelines as well as the experience of agencies working in Somalia. They are intended to provide a minimum standard for cash interventions in Somalia, promote uniformity in implementation, and guide expectations.

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    01 st
    Sep 2009

    Financial figures 2009-2011

    An overview of our financial data for the years 2009 to 2011, which were busy ones for Adeso. For the first time since our founding in 1994, we expanded our operations outside of So...

    An overview of our financial data for the years 2009 to 2011, which were busy ones for Adeso. For the first time since our founding in 1994, we expanded our operations outside of Somalia, first to Kenya and then to South Sudan.

    During that same period, we also expanded our donor base, and increased the size, scope, and number of projects we operate. While in 2009 our total income from grants totaled USD $3,981,622, this total increased to USD $4,131,917 in 2010, and to USD $16,703,409 in 2011 – a 300% increase in three years.

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    22 nd
    Mar 2007

    A Feasibility Study: Cash-Based Safety Nets for Livelihood Support In Northeastern Somalia

    By Thomas Gabrielle and Michele Nori

    Adeso, Save the Children UK, 2007

    Written by Thomas Gabrielle and Michele Nori, in collaboration with Matthew Hobson and Degan Ali, with technical assistanc...

    By Thomas Gabrielle and Michele Nori

    Adeso, Save the Children UK, 2007

    Written by Thomas Gabrielle and Michele Nori, in collaboration with Matthew Hobson and Degan Ali, with technical assistance from Nicholas Haan.

    This study looks at the need for and feasibility of cash-based safety net programming within the operational areas of Save the Children UK and Horn Relief in Northeastern Somalia.

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    12 th
    Mar 2004

    Evaluation of Cash Relief Program

    By Oxfam Novib & Adeso, 2004

    This report presents the results of an evaluation of  The Emergency Cash Relief Program which was implemented from December 2003 to March 2004 in the Gebi Valley and Sool Plate...

    By Oxfam Novib & Adeso, 2004

    This report presents the results of an evaluation of  The Emergency Cash Relief Program which was implemented from December 2003 to March 2004 in the Gebi Valley and Sool Plateau region of Sool and Sanaag, Somalia.

    The program provided a cash grant of US $50 to 13,830 households This one-off event was designed to assist targeted families for approximately one and a half months, during which cash or food for work programs could be developed.

    Thus the cash relief program implemented by HR and NPA was in response to a worsening drought scenario that had further weakened pastoralist communities in particular.

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