Alhaji Jallow is senior fisheries officer at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Africa, based in Accra, Ghana. He holds an MSc in fisheries economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Before joining the FAO, Jallow worked for many years in the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Government of The Gambia, where he was responsible for setting up various artisanal fisheries development programmes. He also worked as coordinator of an artisanal fisheries project funded by the European Union, and as a consultant on a national biodiversity programme funded by the US Agency for International Development.
Illegal fishing is threatening the livelihoods of many West African fishing communities. Alhaji Jallow of the FAO Regional Office for Africa believes that the scope of research needs to be broadened to include not just marine resources, but also the people who exploit them.
access_time 5 - 7 min
7 October, 2009
label_outline Food Security