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.
Small producers and cooperatives can take advantage of emerging domestic markets when they know how they work and what consumers want. Helping producers learn about consumer preferences and the options for selling, processing, transporting and marketing their fish lowers their costs and helps them get better prices. Producers in Vietnam were able to reorient their products very quickly to the emerging domestic market when the bottom dropped out of the US market for catfish. In Thailand, fish production for the domestic market has nearly doubled over the last decade. Helping producers learn about market chains and domestic demand for fish could have a huge impact wherever there are growing urban centres in Asia and Africa.
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.