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
Networks connecting producers, dealers, technical specialists, NGOs,
public officials and consumers along fish market chains help people
understand the need for quality products and set quality standards.
Without quality standards for products, access to growing national and
export markets may be blocked and producers denied higher prices. The
network approach was successfully tested in Vietnam and Bangladesh. In
Vietnam, companies processing fish for export set up the market quality
network. This involved all those along the market chain working together
to improve fish for export. Marketing networks to improve product
quality have great potential not only for fish but for a large range of
other products too. Not least, poor producers stand to benefit from
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.
AFGP06, 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 74.