CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Empowering Women for Shellfish Management, Food Security and Biodiversity Conservation in Estuarine Ecosystems of West Africa

Export citation

This toolkit provides the first practical guide for the design and implementation of women’s shellfish co-management in West Africa.The toolkit aims to: Share the evidence base; Increase awareness; Equip stakeholders to adapt and apply successful approaches to co-management of shellfish by women in West Africa. This toolkit contributes to achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication and USAID’s Global Food Security Strategy, Biodiversity Policy, and Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment Policy.

Related publications