Quality networks open markets for fish. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

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 Africa.

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 better prices.

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.

Citation

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.

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