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 R6011, R8094, R8288. Easy, low-cost
methods for adding value to sea foods—fattening low-value soft-shell
crabs into highvalue hard-shell crabs, producing good quality dried
fish, molluscs and seaweed—help the coastal poor enter local markets.
The lives of many poor people in coastal areas who traditionally
depended on fishing and foraging are seriously threatened. Now,
small-scale producers with very modest assets and skills can produce
less familiar but high-value sea foods for both local and export
markets. The very poor in coastal areas in Bangladesh, and also in
Vietnam and the Philippines are already seeing quick returns on their
investments using these methods. Such ventures have great potential for
improving livelihoods in almost all Asian coastal regions.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impact on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.
AFGP10, 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 76.