The Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) is a collaborative, global effort funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to preserve marine resources and ensure that coastal fisheries can continue to play their crucial role in society, contributing to food security, as well as economic and social development.
The Coastal Fisheries Initiative - Challenge Fund (CFI-CF), a project of the CFI Program led by the World Bank, aims to engage businesses and the financing community in support of more productive and sustainable coastal fisheries.
The CFI-CF helps to make the connection between fishing communities, businesses, and investors, as well as government. When the interests of these parties are aligned, they have the power together to improve coastal fish resources, enhance the wellbeing of communities, and boost local and national economies.
In bringing those stakeholders together, the CFI-CF aims to build coalitions that rally behind the common goal of improving the sustainability and productivity of coastal fisheries.