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

Services and Infrastructure for Artisanal Fish Drying

In order to maximize the benefits of appropriate technology, processors require access to good services and infrastructure, such as a potable water supply and premises built to the appropriate standards that enable the implementation of good hygienic practice (GHP). The control of post processing food loss and waste (FLW) will be aided by access to properly designed and managed storage and market facilities.  

Appropriate technology, such as drying racks, may be beyond the investment capabilities of some potential end-users. Government and other service providers such as donors, NGOs should consider investment in technology with a view to these being made publicly available or hired out to end-users. Investment in technologies could also be facilitated by better access to affordable credit.

Key Publications

A Village Fish Plant: Yes or No? A planning Handbook

This manual gives advice about planning a fish processing plant and discusses topics and questions to consider. It focuses particularly on Alaska, USA, but is relevant to any fish processing operation.

Fisheries Credit Programmes and Revolving Loan Funds: Case Studies

A series of case studies on successful fisheries credit programmes and revolving loan funds are reviewed.

The Production of Dried Fish

Detailed description of dried fish production and storage.

More Resources

More Resources

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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.
In order to support long-term capacity building for women, the SSF Umbrella Programme conducted a review to identify successfully adopted post-harvest best practices that should be disseminated more widely to help reduce fish loss and...