Topic outline

Fisheries and aquaculture responses to emergencies (FARE) are often mistargeted or may undermine the stability of the sector. An understanding of how the different areas of this sector relate to each other and to food security and livelihoods is critical for planning prior to emergencies, mounting an integrated emergency response, immediately after emergencies, and implementing the longer-term recovery and reconstruction phase that follows.

The FARE E-learning course aims to enhance the quality and accountability of preparedness and response to emergencies affecting the fisheries and aquaculture sector.


This course is designed for a wide range of stakeholders. Individuals who would especially benefit from taking this course include:

  • Officers of government fisheries and aquaculture departments/ministries
  • Development practitioners and programme managers involved in Fisheries and/or Aquaculture
  • Fisheries and aquaculture sector specialists
  • Specialists and practitioners in humanitarian/emergency interventions
  • Members of relevant global or country-level clusters, e.g. the food security cluster
  • Civil society organization members
  • Staff of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in emergency response and reconstruction and in increasing the resilience of livelihoods to disasters

  • The relationship between fisheries and aquaculture and emergencies; disasters affecting the sector and the humanitarian action context.
  • How to conduct a disaster needs assessment for the sector using FAO Guidelines.
  • How to refer to the FAO Guidance best practice to develop an integrated fisheries and aquaculture emergency response.
  • Using the FAO Guidance best practice to ensure the fisheries and aquaculture emergency response is underpinned by livelihoods, value chain and build back better approaches, and includes key principles and cross-cutting issues.

The course consists of  4  lessons, ranging from approximately  30  to  45  minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 - Overview of fisheries and aquaculture sector and emergencies
  • Lesson 2 - Conducting a post-disaster needs assessment – Using the FAO Guidance
  • Lesson 3 - Using best practice to plan an emergency response - The FAO Guidance
  • Lesson 4 - Ensuring an integrated response

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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