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The objectives of this project are as follows:
This program supported by USAID Paani program provided two services, training on river stretch co- management and training on post-harvest fisheries. For the river stretch co-management process, comprehensive training was conducted to ensure that local authorities and CAACGs build their capacity on underlining the facts and realizing richness of aquatic biodiversity, aware of common resources and related threats, understanding opportunities, and appreciating the role of CBOs. Further, internalizing conservation management approach along with the legal provisions was adopted. Considering the gender and social inclusion (GESI) approach was one of the key elements during the training. The training will help to conduct the resource monitoring and maintenance of Community Biodiversity Register, support fish based cooperative & incorporation of Community Aquatic Animal Conservation Groups in existing cooperative.
The next component was the post harvest fisheries training to the identified stakeholders at local level. Post processing, product diversification, packaging and storage, and branding and labeling were the main thematic areas to be carried in post-harvest fisheries training with focus on fish value chain. Depending upon its perception of risk, and use of evidence, each group has different incentives and pursues different pathways of interests.