The PHO Manual is a tool that allows the post-harvest sector to be systematically analysed and understood in terms of its importance and the changes that are occurring within it, and how to respond to those changes to maximise the contribution of the sector to policy objectives. By the post-harvest sector we also include the supply of fish, in part because fishermen engage in post-harvest activities onboard their boats, but also because the supply (in terms of how much fish, in what form, when, how often etc.) determines much of what can happen in the processing, trade, transportation and consumption of fish.
The PHO Manual is a planning tool for use by government as well as the private sector and other institutions and organizations active in the post harvest sector, such as NGOs and community organizations.
Post-harvest overview manual. Linking the poor to policy in the post-harvest fisheries sector. An output from the DFID-funded PHFRP project R7799. Version 2a, IMM Ltd, Exeter, UK, 57 pp.