Tackling fish losses along the marketing chain. 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.

Associated with Projects including D0063, A0987, R7008 and R5027. Three new tools help show what, where and how fish losses happen between fisher and consumer. Knowing the size and nature of these losses is the first step towards prevention. It's an important problem to tackle not only because millions of fishers, processors and traders make a living from fish but also because many fisheries globally are threatened. Proven in West Africa, these methods are already being used in the Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Chad, the Gambia and Senegal. FAO are now helping them spread to the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda and Mauritania. Potentially, these tools could also be adapted and applied to other foods such as fruit, vegetables, crops and meat.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.

Citation

PHF08, 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 139.

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