Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
©FAO/Liliane Kambirigi
  • Supportive Policy Environment
  • Application of Appropriate Technology
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Social and Gender Equity
  • Markets

Markets for Artisanal Fish Drying

The ability to sell better quality products for a higher price, have access to more markets, or store product for longer, can incentivize the use of better hygienic practice and appropriate technology. For example, the use of drying racks and dryers can both produce high quality products and reduce food loss and waste (FLW). Appropriate technologies can also add further value to products by meeting national food safety requirements/certification/standards, and therefore accessing higher value markets, such as supermarkets and other retailers. Accessing these markets will most likely require packaging and labelling as well as quality aware consumers who are prepared to pay more for better quality products. 

Linked with gender, small-scale women processors may have less opportunities or ability to travel away from their homes and processing sites and engage with markets. This can be a disadvantage in terms of establishing new and high value markets.  

Key Publications

Dried or Smoked - Value Added Fish

Included are the successes and opportunities of each case study performed, specifically the value addition of community involvement, marketing of smoked fish products, and research on drying trials using refurbished dryers.

Value-addition and SME's: Raison D'etre and Lessons Learnt

This document describes work undertaken in Africa to support small and medium-sized enterprises, and to reduce food waste losses, in regards to fish product.

Processing and Marketing of Anchovy

Description of support given to dried fish processors in Tamil Nadu, India to reduce FLW, introduce value addition and expand market access.

More Resources

More Resources

The 4th All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (AAPHCE) is a follow up to the series of biennial events together diverse stakeholders aimed at addressing the pertinent issue of postharvest loss reduction in the African...
One of the major issues prevailing in the fisheries and aquaculture industry in Sri Lanka is the high loss and waste of fish, and it has become necessary to introduce strategies aimed at preventing and...
What happens to fish after it is caught has a big impact on its quality. This guide is for fishers, vessel owners, extension services, and anyone interested in how to maintain fish quality.