Supplementary Livelihood Project
This is a project on supplementary livelihood programmes funded by USAID/Sustainable Fisheries Management Project through the University of Cape Coast and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. This project is aimed at promoting supplementary livelihood initiatives in selected fisher communities in the Western and Central regions of Ghana in order to diversify or strengthen income opportunities for fisher families without increasing pressure on natural resources. It involves training of fishers in apiculture (bee culture) and land snail rearing to reduce the pressure on marine and coastal fish stocks. The program is also developing marketing strategies for products and has increased individual and group knowledge about best practices in beekeeping, and land snail rearing. Through this project, fishers have been successfully trained to engage in the supplementary livelihoods.