This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project titles: R8286: Impact of production and marketing of
freshwater aquatic products on rural livelihoods and R8287: Resource
utilisation, market development and poverty targetting issues associated
with emerging aquaculture in urban and peri-urban zones in sub-Saharan
Small producers and cooperatives can take advantage of emerging domestic
markets when they know how they work and what consumers want. Helping
producers learn about consumer preferences and the options for selling,
processing, transporting and marketing their fish lowers their costs and
helps them get better prices. Producers in Vietnam were able to reorient
their products very quickly to the emerging domestic market when the
bottom dropped out of the US market for catfish. In Thailand, fish
production for the domestic market has nearly doubled over the last
decade. Helping producers learn about market chains and domestic demand
for fish could have a huge impact wherever there are growing urban
centres in Asia and Africa.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.
AFGP08, 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 75.