This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R5027, R6817 and R7008. People can now use
a new computer programme to enter local data and work out how best to
prevent losses in a particular fish market chain. They can also see the
effects of steps that could be taken to reduce losses. Most small
fishers cannot freeze or chill the fish they catch. This means it soon
spoils and fetches lower prices than fresh fish. Smoking, drying or
salting preserves fish for longer but even then it's often damaged by
poor processing, storage or transport. Tested in Ghana, India and
Uganda, the programme has been used in Cote d'Ivoire and Tanzania and
is now spreading in the Philippines. The potential impact on livelihoods
is large as returns per 100 kilograms of fish can rise by US$5-6.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
PHF09, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 139.