This is one of a series of 10 working papers produced as the first stage of a project to investigate the potential for integration of aquaculture into small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of India and Sri Lanka. This part of the project focused on Karnataka State, India, and the papers were produced as a resource for a stakeholder workshop, held in Coimbatore, 19-20 November, 1998.
The marketing chain was investigated and demand and consumption patterns fof 4 villages within the district were studied. Participatory techniques such as semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions and ranking and scoring, as well as key informant interviews, were conducted.
The contents of the paper are as follows:
Marketing and credit.
Fish consumption patterns and demand.
Credit and fisheries.
Dried fish marketing.
Fisheries marketing, Demand and credit in Raichur district, Karnataka, India. Working Paper No. 10, University of Stirling, UK, 28 pp.