The role of social protection in promoting sustainable fisheries: “Impact Evaluation of the Seguro Defeso in Brazil"


The Seguro-Defeso is a contributory social security measure that targets small-scale artisanal fishers in Brazil. After almost 30 years, FAO in partnership with IPC-IG conducted the first impact evaluation of the programme on the socio-economic conditions of the beneficiaries. This event highlighted the key takeaways of the impact evaluation and the programme’s challenges in carrying forward necessary adjustments.


Daniela Kalikoski, Fishery Officer, Equitable livelihoods Team, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO

Fabio Veras, Senior Research Coordinator, IPC-IG/IPEA

Sergio Mattos, Fishery Engineer, Technical Consultant, Fadurpe

Moderator: Rafael Zavala, FAO Representative in Brazil, FAO